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Converging Corporatisation: The Transformation of Public Police


Pat O'Malley


University of Sydney - Faculty of Law

Steven Hutchinson


Carleton University

September, 16 2009

Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp.159-174, 2007
Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 09/93

Abstract:     
Changes in policing over the past thirty years have led to recognition of the prominence of private policing. However, while private police are recognised as rivals to public police, the analysis of the private sector has understated the extent to which their corporate character has given rise to extensive diversification of their capacities. Conversely, as public police have been permeated by a 'new managerial' ethos, and are required by governments to exercise more enterprise - especially with respect to revenue streams and public relations - so they have begun to converge with the forms and functions of the private sector. One of the possible brakes on further convergence is 'police culture' and police unionism in the public sector, but at management levels convergence appears to be regarded with far less critical concerns.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 25

Keywords: police, security, private police, police culture, police unions, police management, corporatisation

JEL Classification: K10, K14, K30

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Date posted: September 20, 2009  

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O'Malley, Pat and Hutchinson, Steven, Converging Corporatisation: The Transformation of Public Police (September, 16 2009). Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp.159-174, 2007; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 09/93. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1474123

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Pat O'Malley (Contact Author)
University of Sydney - Faculty of Law ( email )
Faculty of Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia
Steven Hutchinson
Carleton University ( email )
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
Canada
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