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The challenges of change: exploring the dynamics of police reform in Scotland. (2019)
Journal Article
FYFE, N.R. 2019. The challenges of change: exploring the dynamics of police reform in Scotland. International journal of police science and management [online], 21(4): change and continuity in the police, pages 196-205. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1461355719889463

Despite a long tradition of pessimism regarding the scope for meaningful change in police practices, recent structural reforms to police organizations in several European countries suggest that significant change in policing is possible. Drawing on r... Read More about The challenges of change: exploring the dynamics of police reform in Scotland..

Great expectations? Assessing the creation of national police organisations in Scotland and the Netherlands. (2019)
Journal Article
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

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... Read More about Great expectations? Assessing the creation of national police organisations in Scotland and the Netherlands..

The abstract police: a conceptual exploration of unintended changes of police organisations. (2019)
Journal Article
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

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 cha... Read More about The abstract police: a conceptual exploration of unintended changes of police organisations..

Experiencing organizational change during an era of reform: Police Scotland, narratives of localism, and perceptions from the ‘frontline’. (2018)
Journal Article
FYFE, N.R., ANDERSON, S., BLAND, N., GOULDING, A., MITCHELL, J. and REID, S. [2019]. Experiencing organizational change during an era of reform: Police Scotland, narratives of localism, and perceptions from the 'frontline'. Policing [online], Advanced Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/police/pay052

In 2011, the Scottish Government took the decision to create a single, national police force, reconfiguring a structure of regional police forces, which had prevailed since the 19th century. Despite a strong narrative around localism in the legislati... Read More about Experiencing organizational change during an era of reform: Police Scotland, narratives of localism, and perceptions from the ‘frontline’..

Police leadership in times of transition. (2017)
Journal Article
MOGGRÉ, M., DEN BOER, M. and FYFE, N.R. 2018. Police leadership in times of transition. Policing [online], 12(4), pages 388-397. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/police/pax041

Large-scale police reforms in the Netherlands and Scotland were accompanied by transitions in police leadership. For the purpose of comparative research, unique interview data were collected among the Dutch and Scottish strategic police chiefs who we... Read More about Police leadership in times of transition..

Plural policing in Europe: relationships and governance in contemporary security systems. (2016)
Journal Article
O'NEILL, M. and FYFE, N.R. 2017. Plural policing in Europe: relationships and governance in contemporary security systems. Policing and society [online], 27(1): plural policing in Europe: relationships and governance in contemporary security systems, pages 1-5. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2016.1220554

References to ‘plural policing’, ‘policing beyond the police’ and the ‘extended policing family’ are now commonplace in many discussions of policing in late modern societies. There is a danger that claims about the dynamic and changing nature of plur... Read More about Plural policing in Europe: relationships and governance in contemporary security systems..

Missing persons: the processes and challenges of police investigation. (2014)
Journal Article
FYFE, N.R., STEVENSON, O. and WOOLNOUGH, P. 2015. Missing persons: the processes and challenges of police investigation. Policing and society [online], 25(4), pages 409-425. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2014.881812

Responding to reports of missing persons represents one of the biggest demands on the resources of police organisations. In the UK, for example, it is estimated that over 300,000 missing persons incidents are recorded by the police each year which me... Read More about Missing persons: the processes and challenges of police investigation..