Policing and Crime Policy

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This chapter examines the role of police in the development and implementation of crime policy in Australia. The dimensions of public policing in Australia are set out before consideration is given to the relationships between police, government, and the community. Two examples-public intoxication measures and countering violent extremism-are used to illustrate some different ways in which police contribute to innovative crime policies in addition to the more familiar narratives of implied or open support by police for more police powers. Police are shown to play varying roles in policy formation as well as implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Australian and New Zealand Criminology, Crime and Justice
EditorsAntje Deckert, Rick Sarre
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319557472
ISBN (Print)9783319557465
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • police
  • Australia
  • criminal justice system
  • influence


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