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What Matters In Policing?
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What Matters In Policing?: Change, values and leadership in turbulent times

Auke van Dijk, Frank Hoogewoning, and Maurice Punch


Policing–primarily the activities of the public police–is at a turning point and the pace of change is accelerating, with a renewed emphasis on crime reduction yet with austerity. Both the UK and The Netherlands, the two societies that are being compared in this book, have been going through their most convulsive changes since the 1960s. These changes have the danger of taking policing backwards if decision-makers overlook the fact that the police is a unique agency with exceptional powers: or if the emphasis is on ‘what works?’ in stead of ‘what matters in policing?’. To counterbalance this m ... More

Keywords: policing, public police, change, culture, paradigm, comparison, leaders, leadership

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781447326915
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447326915.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Auke van Dijk, author
Dutch National Police

Frank Hoogewoning, author
Dutch National Police

Maurice Punch, author
London School of Economics