Private Policing in Context

  title={Private Policing in Context},
  author={Les Johnston},
  journal={European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research},
  • L. Johnston
  • Published 1999
  • Economics
  • European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research
This article considers the development, growth and significance of private policing in a wider context. Section one suggests that the rebirth of private policing is associated with - and, in effect, demands - a change in the conceptual framework with which policing is analysed. While section one addresses the conceptual context of private policing, section two examines its theoretical context by considering various explanations for the post-war growth of commercial security. Moving from… Expand
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