Policing: The Inner Uniform

Eccy de Jonge
Independent Scholar, UK

Product Details
07 Feb 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
271 pages - 152 x 229mm
The treatment of victims and complainants by the police is examined in this pioneering new work. Case studies based on interviews carried out at the University of Portsmouth’s Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, reveal that complainants of police behaviour largely include victims of crime, families of the bereaved and police officers themselves. 

Focusing on the institutional methods used to deal with complainants leads to an examination of bias, covert practices and one of the most common areas of policing: road death investigations. Consequently, other members of the criminal justice system, such as prosecutors, coroners and hospital pathologists are shown to often corroborate the police’s version of events, compromising victims’ rights. 

The author argues that only a greater openness on the inner workings of the police and the criminal justice system as a whole can fully support the interests of those the police are meant to serve. It is hoped this book will go some way to offering that much needed transparency.
Preface & Acknowledgments 
CHAPTER 1: Discrediting Victims and Complainants 
CHAPTER 2: The Meaning of Bias in Police Investigations 
CHAPTER 3: Covert Policing 
CHAPTER 4: Road Deaths 
CHAPTER 5: Police Support Networks 
CHAPTER 6: Accountability: a grey area 
Selected bibliography
Eccy de Jonge is a philosopher, writer and artist. The author of Spinoza and Deep Ecology, she has published numerous articles in books and journals and appeared on national radio and at international conferences talking about her work. A graduate in fine art from Central St Martins with a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Essex, in 2015 she gained a postgraduate qualification in Policing, Policy and Leadership from the University of Portsmouth.

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