Pluralised Policing in Australia: Answering the Questions

Australasian Policing, Vol. 4, No. 1, Winter 2012: 31-32

2 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2014

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Rick T Sarre

University of South Australia - School of Law

Tim Prenzler

Griffith University - School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

There has been an undeniable shift in public thinking in recent years about privatised forms of policing. In the past it was nearly impossible to conceive of private security personnel operating entirely in the public interest, especially when considering Australia's national security and anti-terrorism strategies. That notion has been consistently challenged in the last decade, as public expectations regarding security have increased, and as policy-makers and the public alike have become increasingly comfortable with private policing endeavours. The faith shown in the private sector in relation to getting policing and security tasks done effectively and efficiently has largely borne fruit. This paper answers some of the commonly asked questions that continue to arise where policing is becoming more 'pluralised' every day.

Keywords: police administration, private security services

Suggested Citation

Sarre, Rick T and Prenzler, Tim, Pluralised Policing in Australia: Answering the Questions (2012). Australasian Policing, Vol. 4, No. 1, Winter 2012: 31-32. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2362674

Rick T Sarre (Contact Author)

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Tim Prenzler

Griffith University - School of Criminology and Criminal Justice ( email )

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