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Police Community Support OfficersCultures and Identities within Pluralised Policing$
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Megan O'Neill

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198803676

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198803676.001.0001

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The Culture of Contemporary Community and Plural Policing

The Culture of Contemporary Community and Plural Policing

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(p.136) 7 The Culture of Contemporary Community and Plural Policing
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Police Community Support Officers
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Megan O'Neill

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198803676.003.0007

Chapter 7 examines changes in neighbourhood and community policing since the research was conducted, the impact of this on Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), and how the findings of this research have implications beyond England and Wales. Community policing specifically and pluralized policing more broadly are topics that have expression in a number of countries and contexts. It is important to recognize that while they are indeed separate arenas of research and practice, community policing is itself a pluralized method of policing in relation to its variability internationally and because it involves multiple actors. There is thus an unavoidable degree of overlap between the two concepts. This final chapter will therefore consider what this study of PCSOs can offer for current scholarship and discourse on both community and pluralized policing beyond the UK, and the necessity of considering occupational culture within these, using the framework developed in the previous chapters.

Keywords:   Police Community Support Officer, community policing, neighbourhood policing, police culture, pluralized policing, police reform, police budget, international policing practice, police family

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