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Author Brewer, Russell, author.

Title Policing the waterfront : networks, partnerships and the governance of port security / Russell Brewer.

Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  363.123 BREW    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Physical description xxv, 228 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Clarendon studies in criminology.
Clarendon studies in criminology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. I Setting the Scene -- 1.Crime, Police, and the Waterfront -- 2.Charting the Evolution of Collaborative Crime Control -- pt. II Studies of Active Partnerships on the Waterfront -- 3.The Anatomy of Policing American and Australian Waterfronts -- 4.Crafting Productive Partnerships on an American Waterfront -- 5.Identifying Barriers to Collaboration on an Australian Waterfront -- pt. III Conclusions and Reflections -- 6.Reforming and Re-imagining Collaborative Crime Control Partnerships.
Summary Long recognised as a site where criminal elements have flourished, for centuries the waterfront has been exploited by opportunistic individuals for a whole raft of illicit purposes. History has shown that the policing of this area poses a formidable challenge, one that continues to this day, as law enforcement seeks to alleviate concerns over organised crime, smuggling, trafficking, pillage, and terrorism. This text fully explore the intricacies of how crime is controlled on the waterfront, as well as our understanding of the policing 'partnerships' that exist between state and non-state actors. Charting the complex configuration of waterfront 'security networks' using a range of analytical techniques, this book presents new empirical data, which exposes and explains the social structures that enable policing partnerships to function when faced with the unique challenges of the waterfront. Particularly striking is the use of enhanced or adjusted theoretical discussions, which may not yet have been applied in a policing or security setting, to both shape and develop previous waterfront security debates, resulting in a work that is both innovative and, yet, still routed in the traditions of empirical research. Overall analysis is achieved through a comparative research design, evaluating the narratives of both state and non-state security providers at the American Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and the Australian Port of Melbourne; the busiest ports in each country.
Subject Watercraft police.
Waterfronts -- Security measures -- California -- Los Angeles -- Case studies.
Waterfronts -- Security measures -- California -- Long Beach -- Case studies.
Waterfronts -- Security measures -- Australia -- Melbourne (Vic.) -- Case studies.
ISBN 9780199687367 (hardback)
0199687366 (hardback)