Policing the Risk Society

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Clarendon Press, 1997 - 487 pagina's
In this provocative new book, Richard Ericson and Kevin Haggerty contend that the police have become information brokers to institutions such as insurance companies and health and welfare organizations that operate based on a knowledge of risk. In turn, these institutions influence the ways that police officers think and act. A critical review of existing research reveals the need to study police interaction with institutions as well as individuals. These institutions are part of an emerging risk society where knowledge of risk is used to control danger. The authors examine different aspects of police involvement; the use of surveillance technologies and the collection of data on securities, careers and different social, ethnic, age and gender groups. They conclude by looking at how police organizations have been forced to develop new communications rules and technologies to meet external demands for knowledge of risk. This is the first book in this field to include detailed evidence of some of the central tenets of the risk society. It also includes a sophisticated examination of the risk society theory that will advance readers' knowledge considerably.
 

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Inhoudsopgave

Introduction
3
Policing as Risk Communications
17
Policing Risk and Law
39
Community Policing and Risk Communications
67
Risk Discourse
83
Risk Institutions
100
Risk and Social Change
111
Tracing Territories
133
Careers
223
Identities
256
Knowledge Risk Management
295
Communication Rules
321
Communication Formats
357
Communication Technologies
388
Summary and Conclusions
426
REFERENCES
453

Mobilizing Territories
156
Territorial Communities
177
Securities
197

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