Policing Integration

The Sociology of Police Coordination Work

  • Chris¬†Giacomantonio

Part of the Transnational Crime, Crime Control and Security book series (TCCCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Chris Giacomantonio
    Pages 1-12
  3. Chris Giacomantonio
    Pages 66-95
  4. Chris Giacomantonio
    Pages 96-116
  5. Chris Giacomantonio
    Pages 117-144
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 175-198

About this book


This book critically examines coordination work between police officers and agencies. Police work requires constant interaction between police forces and units within those forces, yet the process by which police work with one another is not well understood by sociologists or practitioners. At the same time, the increasing inter-dependence between police forces raises a wide set of questions about how police should act and how they can be held accountable when locally-based police officers work in or with multiple jurisdictions. This rearrangement of resources creates important issues of governance, which this book addresses through an inductive account of policing in practice. 

Policing Integration builds on extensive fieldwork in a multi-jurisdictional environment in Canada alongside a detailed review of ongoing research and debates. In doing so, this book presents important theoretical principles and empirical evidence on how and why police choose to work across boundaries or create barriers between one another. 


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Authors and affiliations

  • Chris¬†Giacomantonio
    • 1
  1. 1.RAND EuropeCambridgeUK

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