Some Futures for the Police: Scenario and Science

Weir, David and Wankhade, Paresh (2015) Some Futures for the Police: Scenario and Science. In: Wankhade, Paresh and Weir, David (eds). Police Services: Leadership and Management Perspectives. Leadership & Management of Emergency Services: Ambulance, Fire & Rescue and Police, 1 (1). Springer, New York, pp. 145-150. ISBN 978-3-319-16567-7

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We live in complex times; however, policing still holds a central role in the maintenance of law and order. There is an uncertain future for policing especially as the organisational concept, practice and function of the police are undergoing transition. This chapter explores the current complex socio-political, technical and operational environment of policing, before considering possible key topics that will impact upon the future of policing including terrorism, cyber crime, organised crime and threats created by climate change or infectious diseases. Finally it will consider how leaders and the police organisation can forecast, plan, and manage the future policing response to meet the changing environment, whilst remaining flexible and able to work through uncertainty.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Business and Management
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2016 13:55

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