Police Review: Totally Joined Up Policing

With the appointment of Bernard Hogan-Howe as the new Met Commissioner, some public commentary has focused on the style of policing he will pursue, reflecting on the ‘total policing’ he embraced during his tenure as Chief Constable of Merseyside Police.

I first used the term total policing in 2003 in my book Understanding Social Control – but what is it? What are its principles and implications? And, how does it link with the general direction of current police reform?

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