(Re)Negotiating police culture through partnership working : trust, compromise and the ‘new’ pragmatism

O'Neill, ME and McCarthy, DJ 2014, '(Re)Negotiating police culture through partnership working : trust, compromise and the ‘new’ pragmatism' , Criminology and Criminal Justice, 14 (2) , pp. 143-159.

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While a topic of considerable interest in the 1990s and early 2000s, there has been little literature on partnership working in the public sector in recent years. This is surprising given that the practice has been extended through the national roll-out of Neighbourhood Policing in England and Wales in 2008. This paper presents a reassessment of how the police operate in partnership with other agencies. In contrast to the previous literature, our research suggests that police officers involved in partnerships find them effective, crucial to their work and, at times, enjoyable. Rather than conflicting with traditional police culture, partnership work is enhanced by, and enhances, the police orientation towards the pragmatic. We explore the implications of this for our understandings of police culture.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Criminology and Criminal Justice
Publisher: Sage Publications
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1748-8958
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Funders: British Academy (for the humanities and social sciences), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Depositing User: ME O'Neill
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2013 16:40
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 16:25
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/28332

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