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Cuts to police numbers, proposals for directly elected Commissioners, and the wooing of US ‘supercop’ Bill Bratton are all evidence of a new and much more adversarial relationship between the Conservatives and the police

Newburn, Tim (2011) Cuts to police numbers, proposals for directly elected Commissioners, and the wooing of US ‘supercop’ Bill Bratton are all evidence of a new and much more adversarial relationship between the Conservatives and the police. British Politics and Policy at LSE (22 Aug 2011) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The recent riots in London and other English cities have thrown the government’s plans for reforming police services and cutting police numbers into sharp relief. Traditionally the Tories have been tough on law and order issues and so aligned closely with the police. Yet Tim Newburn argues that David Cameron and Tory ministers are clearly behaving in ways that express a belief that the UK’s police services are ripe for reform.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2011 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Research centres and groups > Mannheim Centre for Criminology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2011 16:18
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/38112/

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