The long goodbye: a note on the closure of rural police stations and the decline of rural policing in Britain.
Smith, Robert; Somerville, Peter
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|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press (OUP)|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|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|
|Keywords||Policing; Rural areas; United Kingdom|
SMITH 2013 The long goodbye