Governing police practice: Limits of new accountability Chan, Janet en_US 2021-11-25T13:21:43Z 2021-11-25T13:21:43Z 1999 en_US
dc.description.abstract The advent of public-sector managerialism has brought with it a new principle of police accountability in Western democracies such as Australia and Britain. The new accountability gives emphasis to managerial rather than legal or public-interest standards, favours external oversight combined with self-regulation rather than centralized control, and promotes risk management rather than rule enforcement. This article makes use of the experience of an Australian police force to show that the new accountability has not been successful in holding police accountable, while elements of the old accountability have re-emerged to dominate public debates. It is argued that in the area of police governance, the neo-liberal state does not necessarily pursue a coherent strategy of 'acting at a distance' (cf. Miller and Rose 1990), partly because of the inability of accountability technologies to deliver substantially the promised policy outcomes and partly because of the sensitivity of its political arm to the public's moral outrage against corruption (cf. Garland 1 996). en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0007-1315 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other managerialism en_US
dc.subject.other policing en_US
dc.subject.other police accountability en_US
dc.subject.other police reform en_US
dc.subject.other police corruption en_US
dc.subject.other Australian police 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 Governing police practice: Limits of new accountability en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 2 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal British Journal of Sociology en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 251-270 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 50 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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