The end of policing

The end of policing

“There has been a long standing debate in this country about the role of the police. Indeed in the shadow of the Sheehy Inquiry in the 1990s the Police Foundation carried out its own independent review into the role and responsibilities of the police. More recently caught between the challenges of austerity and rising demand many continue to call for a royal commission into the role of the police.

A version of this debate has now erupted in the United States, spearheaded by Alex Vitale, Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College his new book The End of Policing. Yesterday Vitale visited the Police Foundation to discuss his ideas with an audience of police officers, academics, policy makers and community activists.”

Source: Rick Muir (2018). The end of policing? The Police Foundation available here [open access].

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