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The pluralization of high policing : convergence and divergence at the public-private interface.

O'Reilly, C. (2015) 'The pluralization of high policing : convergence and divergence at the public-private interface.', British journal of criminology., 55 (4). pp. 688-710.

Abstract

High policing has long been associated with the preservation and augmentation of state interests by the intelligence community. However, this paradigm can neither be examined, nor theorized, within an exclusively ‘public’ framework; a host of ‘private’ actors must now be acknowledged on this conceptual terrain. Moving beyond well-acknowledged patterns of outsourcing intelligence, this paper brings sharper research attention to transnational security consultancies as well as the more shadowy realms of boutique intelligence firms, private detectives and freelance covert operatives. By examining these new private categories of high policing, this paper considers the complex patterns of convergence and divergence that characterize the public–private interface. Specific attention is devoted to resources of symbolic power and how these impact the capacity for coercive action.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:High policing, Private security, Pluralization, Symbolic power.
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azu114
Publisher statement:This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in British Journal of Criminology following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version O'Reilly, C. (2015) 'The pluralisation of high policing : convergence and divergence at the public-private interface.', British journal of criminology, 55(4): 688-710, is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azu114.
Record Created:02 Mar 2015 16:20
Last Modified:23 Jan 2018 13:52

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