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The long goodbye: a note on the closure of rural police stations and the decline of rural policing in Britain.

Smith, Robert; Somerville, Peter

Authors

Robert Smith

Peter Somerville

Abstract

This research note documents the recent controversy surrounding the closure of police stations in the UK between 2007 and 2012. It examines the statistics as reported in the press and discusses the rhetoric used in the debate to draw conclusions about how the closure of police stations will affect rural policing and rural crime.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 14, 2013
Journal Policing: a journal of policy and practice
Print ISSN 1752-4512
Electronic ISSN 1752-4520
Publisher Oxford University Press (OUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Issue 4
Pages 348-358
Institution Citation SMITH, R. and SOMERVILLE, P. 2013. The long goodbye: a note on the closure of rural police stations and the decline of rural policing in Britain. Policing: a journal of policy and practice [online], 7(4), pages 348-358. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/police/pat031
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/police/pat031
Keywords Policing; Rural areas; United Kingdom

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