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Great expectations? Assessing the creation of national police organisations in Scotland and the Netherlands.
Terpstra, Jan; Fyfe, Nick R.
Professor Nick Fyfe firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Principal - Research
Against a background of recent structural reforms to police organisations in northern and western Europe, this paper examines the experiences of Scotland and the Netherlands where national police forces were established in 2013. Taking a comparative perspective, an analysis of the police reform proposals is followed by a review of the arguments for reform, the challenges of implementation and the findings emerging from the evaluations of the police reforms in each country. The paper concludes by drawing out the contrast between the ‘great expectations’ of the two police reforms articulated by the governments and the realities of bringing about rapid and large-scale organisational change, arguing that institutionalist perspectives on police reform have much to offer in making sense of the challenges of the police reform process.
TERPSTRA, J. and FYFE, N.R. 2019. Great expectations? Assessing the creation of national police organisations in Scotland and the Netherlands. International journal of police science and management [online], 21(2), pages 101-107. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1461355719842310
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Jan 31, 2019|
|Online Publication Date||Apr 16, 2019|
|Publication Date||Jun 30, 2019|
|Deposit Date||Dec 10, 2020|
|Publicly Available Date||Dec 10, 2020|
|Journal||International journal of police science and management|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Police; Police reform; Scotland; Netherlands; Evaluation|
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