book review

Review of den Boer, Monica (ed), Comparative Policing from a Legal Perspective, Cheltenham UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018, 496 pp, hb £185.00.

James Sheptycki


Police Studies has become a major field of social scientific and socio-legal inquiry. Once a backwater of intellectual concern, arguably the politics of policing has become the defining feature of a precarious twenty-first century global ‘system’ teetering on the brink of uncertainty and insecurity. This collection provides a wealth of expert and detailed material from a strong representative selection of current international socio-legal scholarship on policing.

Published July 2019
Frequency Bi-Monthly
Volume 82
Issue 4
Print ISSN 0026-7961
Online ISSN 1468-2230