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Plural policing webs: Unveiling the various forms of partnering and knowledge exchange in the production of nightlife territoriality

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In many western countries the organization of policing is undergoing significant changes. Among the most important are the promotion of intelligence-led policing as a principal model of public policing, and the increased pluralization of policing. In recent years the former process has spurred a growing scholarly interest in information sharing within the police. Though new communication technologies have create novel possibilities for the dissemination of information, research show that interpersonal trust-building and contestations continue to shape information flows within the police institution. Less research however has explored how information exchange and trust plays into the formation and daily workings of plural policing complexes. This chapter seeks to advance our understanding of the importance of information flows in policing by exploring how the formation of informal collaboration and exchange of low-level intelligence between police and bouncers is instrumental in the enforcement of a police-promoted gang suppression strategy, aimed at transforming Danish nightlife into a no-go zone for gang-related individuals.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMoral Issues in Intelligence-led Policing
EditorsNicholas R. Fyfe, Helene O. I. Gundhus, Kira Vrist Rønn
Number of pages19
Place of publicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Publication year1 Jan 2018
Pages185-203
Chapter9
ISBN (print)978-0-415-37379-1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-23125-9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
SeriesRoutledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    Research areas

  • Plural governance, Partnership policing, Intelligence, Nightlife, Bouncers

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