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Critical Perspectives in Police Leadership

Davis, Claire, Silvestri, Marisa (2020) Critical Perspectives in Police Leadership. Key Themes in Policing . Policy Press, Bristol, UK, 144 pp. ISBN 978-1-4473-4964-8. (In press) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:66555)

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Abstract

In a critical analysis of conventional understanding, leading authors Claire Davis and Marisa Silvestri present bold new conceptualisations of police leadership. Drawing on empirical research in criminology, sociology and leadership studies, they present a thoughtful critique of the nature and practice of leadership in contemporary policing. The book:

- Critically explores the identities of leaders and their positions within wider organisational structures and processes;

- Provides a critique of contemporary reform to police professionalisation, training and education, equalities and diversity by situating these developments within wider historical, social and political context;

- Draws on critical theory to offer an alternative, challenging and novel interpretation of police leaders as not simply the result of individual experiences and attitudes, but of the social, institutional and historical processes of policing and the cultures that exist within it;

- Points towards future directions and a reimagining of leadership in the police.

Accessible and stimulating, this is an essential text for policing students and valuable reading for current leaders and those interested in policing, criminology and leadership.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Marisa Silvestri
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2018 12:51 UTC
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2020 11:27 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66555 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Silvestri, Marisa: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8351-6285
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