The Organization and Integration of Anglo-American Policing

  • Chris Giacomantonio
Part of the Transnational Crime, Crime Control and Security book series


A great deal of current police sociology builds on classic qualitative and ethnographic works on public police (Manning 2005). yet these works (e.g., Bittner 1967; Bittner 1970; Ericson 1982; Grimshaw and Jefferson 1987; Klockars 1985; Manning 1977; Skolnick 1994; van Maanen 1972) and subsequent studies have left almost entirely unexamined the ways in which separate public police components interact, save perhaps some limited comment on the intersections between generalist officers and specialists (Ericson 1981; Marx 1987; Reiner 2010). Moreover, while much attention has been paid in recent years to the policing milieu outside of police forces — and for good reason — there is still foundational sociological work to be done to understand coordination between police before, or at least at the same time as, we seek to understand coordination within the larger policing ‘’web’ (Brodeur 2010).


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    A component of this chapter has been previously published as: Giacomanto-nio, Chris. 2010. ‘Theorizing change in Anglo-American police organizations: On making meaningful change-claims in police scholarship.’ Papers from the British. Society of Criminology Conference 10: 55–69.Google Scholar

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© Chris Giacomantonio 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris Giacomantonio
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  1. 1.RAND EuropeCambridgeUK

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