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Procedural justice and professional policing in times of austerity

Hough, Mike (2013) Procedural justice and professional policing in times of austerity. Criminology & Criminal Justice 13 (2), pp. 181-197. ISSN 1748-8958.

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The evolution of the policing role over the last decade has led to 33 police forces in England and Wales integrating restorative justice practices, in one form or another, into their responses to minor crime committed for the first time by both youths and adults. Most recently, this reform dynamic has been used in response to more serious offences committed by persistent offenders and expanded to include all stages of the criminal justice process. Despite the significant positive rhetoric that surrounds the adoption and use of restorative justice, there are a number of procedural and cultural challenges that pose a threat to the extent to which restorative justice may become embedded within the policing response. This article explores these developments and highlights where potential problems for implementation may arise as well as some strategies to overcome them.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): community policing, police reform, policy implementation, restorative policing
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Law
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2012 13:12
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2014 23:11

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