Journal Article

The Role of the Police in the Co-production of Art Security in London

John Kerr

in Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice

Volume 6, issue 4, pages 443-452
Published in print December 2012 | ISSN: 1752-4512
Published online March 2012 | e-ISSN: 1752-4520 | DOI:
The Role of the Police in the Co-production of Art Security in London

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This article examines the role of the police in the co-production of art security in London. It draws on empirical research conducted on the under researched security network for art in the capital. In light of ‘new policing’ theses [McLaughlin, E. (2007). The New Policing. London: Sage], the article investigates how the theory of nodal governance [Johnston, L. and Shearing, C. (2003). Governing Security: Explorations in Policing and Justice. London: Routledge] can operate in an actual policing arena. With other government nodes and private stakeholders producing much of the art security, this article argues that a nodal governance framework is beneficial to the public police as it allows them to take an important role in the policing when they are best suited to doing so, and a lesser role in other areas when and where other nodes have greater capacity.

Journal Article.  5370 words. 

Subjects: Policing

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