Whatever happened to reassurance policing?

Millie, Andrew (2010) Whatever happened to reassurance policing? Policing, 4 (3). pp. 225-232. ISSN 1752-4512 DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/police/paq031

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Abstract

Reassurance policing was trialled in England from 2002 to 2005, emphasizing police visibility and public consultation on locally identified priorities. In this article, I ask ‘whatever happened to reassurance policing?’ This may seem a strange question to ask. With the expansion of neighbourhood and citizen-focused policing, the policing pledge, and a single public confidence performance target, reassurance policing seems to be alive and well. However, by focusing on four early intentions for a reassurance approach, I question this assumption. Reassurance is found to be a part of British policing, but it could be much more. Contemporary examples where policing could (and perhaps should) be more reassuring are provided

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Law and Criminology
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2012 13:20
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/4252

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