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Policing in the Pacific Islands


Watson, D and Howes, L and Dinnen, S and Bull, M and Amin, SN, Policing in the Pacific Islands, Springer Cham, Switzerland, pp. 1-197. ISBN 9783031106347 (2023) [Authored Research Book]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-031-10635-4


Research on policing in the Pacific Islands draws from multiple disciplines, reflecting the multifaceted nature of policing in local contexts that neither fit a Western model of statehood nor adopt an analytic position from the global North. This chapter sets the scene for a focused, contextualised and interdisciplinary discussion of policing in Pacific Islands countries and territories. It recognises the need to analyse policing both within the broader context of the global dynamics of policing, crime and (in)security, and within the specific, complex, and diverse countries and territories of the region. The chapter outlines the structure of the book and provides an overview of the chapters that follow

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Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:policing, Pacific islands, plural policing, women in policing, international policing
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Police administration, procedures and practice
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Law enforcement
UTAS Author:Howes, L (Dr Loene Howes)
ID Code:155337
Year Published:2023
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2023-02-14
Last Modified:2023-03-10
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