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Private Security and Public Policing

Trevor Jones


In this first major empirical study of its kind, the book examines the growth of ‘private’ policing and its relationship with, and implications for, the public police service. Beginning with a critique of the sociology of policing, it then provides a detailed analysis of the concepts of public and private, and examines the boundaries between different forms of policing. Using data from the first ever survey of the private security sector in Britain, the book provides estimates of the numbers of employees and firms in the industry; the range of services and products offered; and the attitudes o ... More

Keywords: private policing, public policing, private security, employees, firms, Wandsworth, national government, local government

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198265696
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265696.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Trevor Jones, author