(Re) Negotiating Police culture through partnership working: trust, compromise and the 'new' pragmatism

Megan O'Neill (Lead / Corresponding author), Daniel J. McCarthy

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    29 Citations (Scopus)
    248 Downloads (Pure)

    Abstract

    While a topic of considerable interest in the 1990s and early 2000s, there has been little literature on partnership working in the public sector in recent years. This is surprising given that the practice has been extended through the national roll-out of Neighbourhood Policing in England and Wales in 2008. This article presents a reassessment of how the police operate in partnership with other agencies. In contrast to the previous literature, our research suggests that police officers involved in partnerships find them effective, crucial to their work and, at times, enjoyable. Rather than conflicting with traditional police culture, partnership work is enhanced by, and enhances, the police orientation towards the pragmatic. We explore the implications of this for our understandings of police culture. © The Author(s) 2012.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)143-159
    Number of pages17
    JournalCriminology and Criminal Justice
    Volume14
    Issue number2
    Early online date20 Dec 2012
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

    Keywords

    • Neighbourhood Policing
    • partnership work
    • police culture
    • policing

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of '(Re) Negotiating Police culture through partnership working: trust, compromise and the 'new' pragmatism'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this