Changing police culture Chan, Janet en_US 2021-11-25T13:21:38Z 2021-11-25T13:21:38Z 1996 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper reviews the concept of police culture and its utility for analysing the impact of police reform. The persistence of police culture has been considered a serious obstacle to reform, but the concept itself has been poorly defined and is of little analytic value. Drawing on Bourdieu's concepts of ‘field’ and ‘habitus’ and adopting a framework developed by Sackmann, this paper suggests a new way of conceptualizing police culture, one which recognizes its interpretive and creative aspects, as well as the legal and political context of police work. Thus, police culture results from an interaction between the ‘field’ of policing and the various dimensions of police organizational knowledge. The utility of this framework is discussed in relation to a case study of reforming police/minorities relations in Australia. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0007-0955 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other 390403 Police Administration, Procedures and Practice en_US
dc.subject.other 390403 Police Administration, Procedures and Practice en_US
dc.title Changing police culture en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 1 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal British Journal of Criminology en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 109-134 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 36 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Chan, Janet, Social Sciences & International Studies, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US School of Social Sciences *
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