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Police Community Support Officers: Cultures and Identities within Pluralised Policing

Megan O'Neill

Abstract

Police Community Support Officers: Cultures and Identities within Pluralized Policing presents the first in-depth ethnographic study of Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) since the creation of the role in 2002. Situated within the tradition of police ethnographies, this text examines the working worlds of uniformed patrol support staff in two English police forces. Based on over 350 hours of direct observation and thirty-three interviews with PCSOs and police constables in both urban and rural contexts, the book offers a detailed analysis of the operational and cultural realities of plu ... More

Keywords: Police Community Support Officer, policing ethnography, police culture, community policing, neighbourhood policing, pluralized policing, dramaturgy, police family

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198803676
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198803676.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Megan O'Neill, author
Senior Lecturer, University of Dundee