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The abstract police: a conceptual exploration of unintended changes of police organisations.

Terpstra, Jan; Fyfe, Nicholas R.; Salet, Renze

Authors

Jan Terpstra

Renze Salet



Abstract

As a consequence of the 2013 police reforms in the Netherlands and Scotland, the police in both countries have made a shift towards a fundamentally different kind of organisation: the Abstract Police. The increasing abstract character resulted in changes in the internal and external relations of the police. The police became more formalised and dependent on rigid systems and system information. Citizens and communities became more at a distance. Gradual and long-term processes may have similar consequences. For that reason it may be expected that the increasingly abstract character of the police may also be found elsewhere.

Citation

TERPSTRA, J., FYFE, N.R. and SALET, R. 2019. The abstract police: a conceptual exploration of unintended changes of police organisations. Police journal: theory, practice and principles [online], 92(4), pages 339-359. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0032258X18817999

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 3, 2019
Online Publication Date Feb 3, 2019
Publication Date Dec 31, 2019
Deposit Date Dec 10, 2020
Publicly Available Date Dec 10, 2020
Journal Police journal: theory, practice and principles
Print ISSN 0032-258X
Electronic ISSN 1740-5599
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 92
Issue 4
Pages 339-359
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/0032258x18817999
Keywords Police; Police reform; Abstract police
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1001213

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