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Policing the Waterfront: Networks, Partnerships, and the Governance of Port Security

Russell Brewer


The waterfront has long been recognised as a site where criminal elements flourish. For centuries, the maritime transport industry—and ports in particular—have been exploited by opportunistic individuals for a whole raft of illicit purposes. History has shown that policing the waterfront has (and continues to) posed a formidable challenge, as law enforcement continues to seek to allay concerns over organised crime, smuggling, trafficking, pillage, and terrorism. This book represents a first attempt to fully explore the intricacies of how crime is controlled on the waterfront, and seeks to enha ... More

Keywords: policing, waterfront, crime control, security networks, social structures, partnerships

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199687367
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687367.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Russell Brewer, author
Lecturer and Associate Investigator, Flinders University and the Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS)