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Policing the Waterfront - Networks, Partnerships, and the Governance of Port Security

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Zusatztext Policing the Waterfront traces the progress of an academic who has brought his considerable understanding of social capital and its concomitants to the real world of creating! nurturing and maintaining relationships among those responsible for the public security at the ports of Los Angeles and Melbourne. That trusting relationships are necessary to any partnership is self-evident. The value of this book lies in its demonstration of the conceptual frameworkfrom which concrete steps can be taken to build that trust. Informationen zum Autor Russell Brewer, Lecturer and Associate Investigator, Flinders University and the Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS) Dr Russell Brewer is a Lecturer at Flinders University Law School, and an Associate Investigator in the Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS). He holds a PhD in Law from the Australian National University, and is currently a Departmental Visitor at that institution. His research interests include policing, crime prevention, organised crime, and social networks and he has spent the past few years examining crime control strategies on American and Australian waterfronts - looking specifically at the successes (and failures) of public/private policing partnerships. Klappentext Presents a rich, and highly original, empirical account of crime control partnerships on the waterfront, exploring how such crime is controlled and enhancing the current theoretical understandings of the policing 'partnerships' that exist between state agencies and private actors, both in the United States and Australia. Zusammenfassung Presents a rich, and highly original, empirical account of crime control partnerships on the waterfront, exploring how such crime is controlled and enhancing the current theoretical understandings of the policing 'partnerships' that exist between state agencies and private actors, both in the United States and Australia.

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Dr Russell Brewer is a Lecturer at Flinders University Law School, and an Associate Investigator in the Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS). He holds a PhD in Law from the Australian National University, and is currently a Departmental Visitor at that institution. His research interests include policing, crime prevention, organised crime, and social networks and he has spent the past few years examining crime control strategies on American and Australian waterfronts - looking specifically at the successes (and failures) of public/private policing partnerships.

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Long recognised as a site where criminal elements have flourished, the waterfront has been exploited for centuries by opportunistic individuals for a whole raft of illicit purposes. Policing the Waterfront: Networks, Partnerships, and the Governance of Port Security is the first book of its kind to fully explore the intricacies of how crime is controlled on the waterfront, and in doing so, seeks to enhance current theoretical understandings of the policing partnerships that exist between state and non-state actors.

Charting the complex configuration of security networks using a range of analytical techniques, this book presents new empirical data, which exposes and explains the social structures that enable policing partnerships to function on the waterfront. Particularly striking is the use of enhanced and adjusted theoretical discussions, to both shape and develop previous policing and security debates - resulting in a work that is both innovative and, yet, still routed in the traditions of empirical research. The analysis is achieved through a comparative research design, evaluating the narratives of both state and non-state security providers at the busiest ports in America and Australia: the Los Angeles/Long Beach Port Complex and the Port of Melbourne.

Policing the Waterfront presents a rich and highly original account of the underlying structures that foster, facilitate, and enhance policing partnerships on the waterfront, and will be of interest to scholars in the fields of criminology, sociology, law, socio-legal and policy studies, as well as those researching and studying policing, regulation, security, mass transportation, and social capital.

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Policing the Waterfront traces the progress of an academic who has brought his considerable understanding of social capital and its concomitants to the real world of creating, nurturing and maintaining relationships among those responsible for the public security at the ports of Los Angeles and Melbourne. That trusting relationships are necessary to any partnership is self-evident. The value of this book lies in its demonstration of the conceptual framework from which concrete steps can be taken to build that trust.

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