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Author Donnelly, Daniel, 1950-

Title Municipal policing in the European Union : comparative perspectives / Daniel Donnelly
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Description 1 online resource
Series Crime Prevention and Security Management
Crime prevention and security management.
Contents PART I: INTRODUCTION -- Preamble -- Municipal Policing Defined -- Research Method -- Model Components -- In the Future -- PART II: A BRIEF HISTORY -- European Union -- EU Police History -- Policing in Troubled Times -- Policing the Municipal -- PART III: MUNICIPAL POLICING IN THE EU -- Municipal Policing -- Municipal Policing in the UK -- Contrary View of Municipal Policing -- PART IV: COMMUNITY POLICING IN THE EU -- Defining Community Policing -- Community Policing in Established Democracies -- Community Policing in Times of Austerity -- Community Policing in Para-military Environments -- Community Policing and Terrorism -- Community Policing in Eastern Europe -- Strategic Community Policing -- PART V: CIVILIANISATION, PRIVATE SECURITY AND AUXILIARIES IN THE EU -- Civilianising the Police -- Civilianisation of Policing -- Private Security Services -- Auxiliaries and Wardens -- Special Constabulary and Volunteers -- PART VI: SURVEILLANCE IN THE EU -- Privacy -- CCTV in the EU -- DNA -- Fingerprints -- Crime Information -- Migrant Surveillance -- PART VII: POLICE GOVERNANCE IN THE EU -- Police Governance -- New Accountabilities -- Role of Mayor -- Police Complaints -- PART VIII: POLICE AND POLITICS IN THE EU -- Politics in the EU -- Police and Politics -- Democratic Policing -- Local Government -- Civil Society -- Migration in the EU -- Central Eastern European -- PART IX: FUTURE OF MUNICIPAL POLICING IN THE EU
Summary In the past municipal policing was easier to define as it incorporated local authority duties, crime prevention and police patrol. However in the contemporary setting, police resources are regularly being overstretched and new ways of alleviating workloads are continually being sought. One method of achieving this goal has been by involving other people and technologies to assist the police in their everyday tasks. A system of partnership and technology, underpinned by legislation, has made this ambition possible. This book reviews how traditional municipal policing has evolved in a number of European Union countries considering a range of topics including history, community policing, civilianisation, auxiliaries, surveillance, governance and politics. Donnelly provides an exclusive vista of EU policing at a time of increasing collaboration and predicts that future local communities will have some form of police enforcement mechanism that will not always include the sworn police officer
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Community policing -- European Union countries.
Police -- European Union countries.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1137290617 (electronic bk.)
9781137290618 (electronic bk.)