Journal Article

<i>Continuing the Discussion on Community Policing, Issue 2</i>Enhancing Accountability in Local Policing

John W. Raine and Eileen Dunstan

in Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice

Volume 1, issue 3, pages 327-341
Published in print January 2007 | ISSN: 1752-4512
Published online January 2007 | e-ISSN: 1752-4520 | DOI:
Continuing the Discussion on Community Policing, Issue 2Enhancing Accountability in Local Policing

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Strengthening accountability in local policing has been a key priority in police reform programmes in most countries in recent years. This paper examines the concept of accountability from both theoretical and practical perspectives. It particularly focuses on the role of deliberation as a component of public accountability and considers the potential of deliberative processes in building more trustful accountability relationships between police and local communities. Having explored different conceptions of accountability, the paper illustrates the arguments by examining six initiatives piloted in England in 2005-06 under the auspices of the Association of Police Authorities (APA) to develop accountability in local policing.

Journal Article.  7127 words. 

Subjects: Policing

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