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Leading the Police : Chief Constables and Their Autonomy 1835-2016 (Hardcover)
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Questions regarding leadership represent some of the key issues facing the police today, but there has been very little academic study of the history of police leadership and its development. This book brings together a diverse range of scholars to consider the role of Chief Constables from 1835 to the present day, the factors affecting their leadership, management and ideology and how these impacted upon the organization and operation of their forces.
This book compares and analyse the shifts and continuities in leadership styles, practice and performance in the police over the past 180 years of law enforcement. It assesses how much influence Chief Constables craved and in fact had over their force, how well they related to their respective communities and local authorities, how they were represented in both news media and popular fiction, and what shared experiences and differences police leaders have faced across Britain and Ireland. This book will be of interest to criminologists, historians and legal scholars alike, interested in the nature and development of police leadership, management, governance and culture.