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Title: New Travellers, new policing? : exploring the policing of New Traveller communities under the Criminal Justice And Public Order Act 1994
Author: James, Zoe
ISNI:       0000 0001 2452 1108
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2004
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This thesis is an empirical piece of research that analyses policing by answering the question: what happened when the police applied the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, with particular reference to the policing of New Travellers? In order to answer the research question an analytic framework is developed that applies both micro and macro analyses to the issues raised by the data, resulting in a meta level analysis. The thesis explores New Traveller culture to provide context for police action. It goes on to address police culture as a determinant of action and examines the process of the application of the CJPOA by police. It then develops these micro analyses by considering a macro analysis of police action via spatial theorising and late modern perspectives. It thus engages with debates on the degree to which policing has changed in late modernity. Overall, the thesis finds that the police act according to traditional notions of their role which is structured by their occupational culture and social service function. Some changes are evident in police policy and related practice that reflect late modern concerns, but these are minimal as the police respond pragmatically to the competing and conflictual requirements of the State and the public.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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