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Policing the WaterfrontNetworks, Partnerships, and the Governance of Port Security$
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Russell Brewer

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199687367

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687367.001.0001

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Crime, Police, and the Waterfront

Crime, Police, and the Waterfront

(p.2) (p.3) 1 Crime, Police, and the Waterfront
Policing the Waterfront

Russell Brewer

Oxford University Press

Chapter 1 sets the scene by laying bare the nature of crime and its control on the waterfront. It begins by outlining the extent of the crime problem, and then explores the threats and vulnerabilities that afflict the contemporary waterfront environment. The formidable task of policing this environment is introduced next, revealing an assemblage of complex partnership arrangements involving a diverse range of public and private actors, coming together through various collaborative approaches to crime control. This chapter then traces the increasing importance of security partnerships to policing in recent years, noting that few researchers have been able to explain the relational dynamics that allow such partnerships to function. It is in this context that the central thesis of this book is introduced: that by having highly active network connections and trusting relational ties, an abundance of social capital evolves that in turn facilitates and promotes successful collaborative crime control initiatives.

Keywords:   crime, threats, vulnerabilities, policing, partnerships, networks, trust, social capital

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