BARTON, A.H., 2014. An analysis of recent reforms of police management in England and Wales. PhD, Nottingham Trent University.
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Since the late 1970s successive UK governments, have attempted to implement reforms across the English and Welsh police services. Poor management practice, scandals and reductions in budgets have directed observers to call for a more business-like approach, focusing upon operational as well as organisational reform. Paradoxically although public attitudes towards the police are generally positive it is evident that the social context of policing is changing. The police in England and Wales face the problem of reducing costs while at the same time satisfying the demands and expectations of a society which has become far more divisive and fragmented. The challenge for the police therefore is to introduce innovative ways of improving efficiency and productivity, whilst at the same time improving public opinion as to their effectiveness in their 'fight against crime'. This will require significant reform, which will have a major impact on police organisations in England and Wales, calling into question their values and future role.
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|Date Added:||09 Oct 2015 09:36|
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