SA4L7 Half Unit
Policing, Security and Globalisation
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Prof Tim Newburn OLD 2.40a
This course is available on the MSc in Criminal Justice Policy, MSc in Social Policy (European and Comparative Social Policy), MSc in Social Policy (Research), MSc in Social Policy (Social Policy and Planning) and Master of Laws. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
While not specifically counting towards a specialism on the LLM, this course would complement the following specialisms: Criminology and Criminal Justice, Legal Theory and Public Law.
Some familiarity with sociology and/or criminology would be an advantage, but is not a formal prerequisite. Anyone unfamiliar with criminology can find a full introduction in: Newburn, T. (2017) Criminology, London: Routledge, 3rd Edition
The sub-discipline of police studies is now well-established and is flourishing. Whilst much traditional policing scholarship has focused on policing within particular societies, increasingly attention is being drawn to both international and comparative matters. Indeed, the social and economic changes associated with globalisation have affected policing as all else. This course will focus on transnational public and private policing, and on the issues and challenges raised by globalisation: from the policing of transitional societies and emergent democracies, the problems of drugs control and the policing of migration, to new social movements and the policing of public order.
10 hours of lectures and 15 hours of seminars in the LT.
Students will be asked to submit one piece of formative coursework: an essay outline - in effect an outline answer to the longer summative essay, including a full introductory paragraph.
Bowling, B. and Sheptycki (2012) Global Policing London: Sage
Brodeur, J-P (2010) The Policing Web, New York: OUP
Newburn, T. (ed) (2008) Handbook of Policing, Second Edition, Cullompton: Willan (in process of updating)
Newburn, T. (ed) (2004) Policing: Key Readings, Cullompton: Willan
Newburn, T. (ed) (forthcoming) Policing: Critical Concepts in Criminology, London: Routledge (4 vols)
Reiner, R. (2010) The Politics of the Police, Fourth Edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press (new edition in 2017/18)
Andreas, P. and Nadelmann, E. (2006) Policing the Globe: Criminalization and crime control in international relations, New York: OUP
Johnston, L. (2006) Transnational security governance, in Wood, J. and Dupont, B. (eds) Democracy, Society and the Governance of Security, Cambridge: CUP
Nadelmann, E. (1993) Cops across borders: the internationalisation of US law enforcement. Pennsylvania State University Press
Reiner, R. (1992/2004) Policing a postmodern society, in Newburn, T. (ed) Policing: Key Readings, Cullompton: Willan
O’Malley, P. (1997/2004) Policing, politics and postmodernity, in Newburn, T. (ed) Policing: Key Readings, Cullompton: Willa
Sheptycki, J. (1995) ‘Transnational policing and the makings of a postmodern state’. British Journal of Criminology, 35:613-35
Sheptycki, J. (1998). ‘Policing, postermodernism and transnationalisation’. British Journal of Criminology. 38: 485-503
Sheptycki, J (ed.) (2000) Issues in Transnational Policing. London: Routledge
Essay (80%, 3000 words) in the ST.
Coursework (20%, 1000 words) in the Week 7.
The summative assessment will comprise a 3,000 word essay involving a critical assessment of two substantive issues covered in the course (80%), and a 1,000 word critique of a selected piece of policing research
Department: Social Policy
Total students 2016/17: Unavailable
Average class size 2016/17: Unavailable
Controlled access 2016/17: No
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Problem solving