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National standards, local delivery: Police reform in England and Wales

Jones, Trevor David Butler ORCID: and Van Sluis, Arie 2009. National standards, local delivery: Police reform in England and Wales. German Policy Studies 5 (2) , pp. 117-144.

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The system of police governance in England and Wales has been subject to a process of centralization for many decades. This development has accelerated in recent years, to the extent that although the de jure organization of policing remains based on local provincial forces, some commentators now feel that there is de facto national police force. In this paper, we outline the main contours of the institutional governance of policing in England and Wales, and discuss the main aspects of centralization that have occurred in recent decades. Although the overall picture of centralization is clear, a number of countervailing tendencies are visible that suggest the possibility of enhanced local influence. The paper concludes with a discussion of the future prospects for police organization and governance in England & Wales.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Cardiff Centre for Crime, Law and Justice (CCLJ)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
K Law > KD England and Wales
Publisher: Southern Public Administration Education Foundation
ISSN: 1523-9764
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2022 08:39

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