Consumer Culture and the Commodification of Policing and Security

  title={Consumer Culture and the Commodification of Policing and Security},
  author={Ian Loader},
  pages={373 - 392}
This paper sets out to make sociological sense of some contemporary trends in the consumption of policing services and security products. I argue that the commodification of policing and security can fruitfully be theorised and investigated in terms of the spread of consumer culture, a contention that I demonstrate in three (related) ways. I begin by examining how a culture of consumption is pervading the practices and rhetoric of the public police and outlining the impact of `consumerism' on… Expand
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