Everyday Political Economies of Plural Policing

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Our publications are detailed below, listed by year. Please click on the relevant year to view the corresponding publications.

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  • Bright, D. A. Whelan, C. 2019. ‘On the relationship between goals, membership and network design in multi-agency fusion centres’. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, 42 (3), pp. 441-454.
  • Callender, M., Pepper, M., Cahalin, K. Britton, I. 2019. ‘Exploring the Police Support Volunteer Experience: Findings from a National Survey'. Policing and Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy,  29 (4), pp. 392-406
  • Churchill D. 2019. History, periodization and the character of contemporary crime control. Criminology & Criminal Justice. 19 (4), pp. 475-492.
  • Dupont, B., Whelan, C. Manning, P. eds. 2019. Policing across organisational boundaries: developments in theory and practice. London: Routledge.
  • Jahnsen, S., Rykkja, L.H. and Westerberg, A.I. (forthcoming). Police reform - Sweden and Norway compared
  • Jahnsen, S. and Rykkja, L.H. (accepted). Coordinating against Work-related Crime in Norway. International Public Management Review
  • Jahnsen, S. (in press). Understanding Scandinavian approaches to Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs. In: A. Bain and M. Lauchs (Eds.). Understanding Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs. Palgrave-MacMillan
  • Jones, T., Steden, R. van & Boutellier, H. 2009. ‘Pluralisation of policing in England & Wales and the Netherlands: exploring similarity and difference’. Policing & Society, 19 (3), pp. 282-299.
  • Molnar, A., Whelan, C. Boyle, P. 2019. ‘Securing the Brisbane 2014 G20 in the wake of the Toronto 2010 G20: ‘failure-inspired’ learning in public order policing’. British Journal of Criminology, 59 (1), pp. 107-125.
  • Pali, B. Schuilenburg, M. 2019. Fear and Fantasy in the Smart City. Critical Criminology. An International Journal. (DOI: 10.1007/s10612-019-09447-7)
  • Porcedda, M.G. Wall, D. S. 2019. Cascade and Chain Effects in Big Data Cybercrime: Lessons from the TalkTalk hack. In: Proceedings of 2019 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops (EuroS&PW). (ISBN 978-1-7281-3026-2)
  • Rowe, M. & Søgaard, T.F. 2019. ‘Playing the man, not the ball’: targeting organised criminals, intelligence and the problems with pulling levers. Policing and Society. (DOI:
  • Steden, R. van & Mehlbaum, S. 2019. ‘Police volunteers in the Netherlands: a study on policy and practice’. Policing & Society, 29 (4), pp. 420-433.
  • Whelan, C. Bright, D. (2019, forthcoming). ‘Exploring the relational properties of networked intelligence systems’. In: Hufnagel, S. and Moiseienko, A. (eds.) Policing transnational crime: law enforcement of criminal flows. London: Routledge.
  • Whelan, C. Harkin, D. 2019. ‘Civilianising specialist units: Reflections on the policing of cyber-crime’. Criminology and Criminal Justice. (
  • Whelan, C. Molnar, A. 2019. ‘Policing political mega-events through ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ tactics: Reflections on local and organisational tensions in public order policing’, Policing and Society, 29 (1), pp. 85-99.
  • White, A. 2019. Soldier, Contractor, Trauma: The Governance of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Private Military Labour Market. Illness, Crisis, and Loss, 27 (4), pp. 274-292. 


  • Berg, J. and Shearing, C. 2018. Governing-through-harm and public goods policing.ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 679 (1), pp. 72-85. 
  • Fili, A., Jahnsen, S. Powel, R. 2018. Criminal justice research in an era of mass mobility. London: Routledge
  • Jahnsen, S. 2018. In search of bad characters: Banning and banishing outlaw motorcycle gangs. In: H.O. Gundhus, K.V. Rønn and N. Fyfe (Eds.). Moral issues in Intelligence-led policing. London: Routledge
  • Jahnsen, S. 2018. The condom as evidence and the condom as a crowbar. In: T. Sanders and M. Laing (Eds.). Policing the Sex Industry: Protection, Paternalism and Politics. New York: Routledge
  • Jahnsen, S. Skilbrei, M-L. 2018. Leaving no stone unturned: The borders and orders of transnational prostitution. British Journal of Criminology, 58 (2), pp. 255-272
  • Jahnsen, S. Slettevåg, K. 2018. Crimmigration statistics: numbers as evidence and problem. In: A. Fili, S. Jahnsen and R. Powel (Eds.). Criminal justice research in an era of mass mobility. London: Routledge
  • József Bacsárdi, László Christián: A stepchild of the Hungarian law enforcement system? Function and public image of the Hungarian local governmental law enforcement organizations. In: Gorazd MEŠKO, Branko LOBNIKAR, Kaja Prislan, Rok Hacin (szerk.) Criminal justice and security in Central and Eastern Europe. From Common Sense to Evidence-based Policy-making. International Conference, University of Maribor Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security (25-27. September, 2018.) University of Maribor Press, Maribor, 146-157.
  • László, C. Andrej, S. 2018. Private Security Regulation in Hungary and Slovenia – Comparative Study Based on Legislation and Societal Foundations. Journal of Criminal Justice and Security. (ISSN 2232-2981). (
  • Loader, I. White, A. 2018. Valour for Money? Contested Commodification in the Market for Security. British Journal of Criminology, 58 (6), pp. 1401-1419.  
  • Mahesh, N. László, C. 2018. Citizens’ Views of Private Security Guards in Hungary: A Preliminary Analysis. Magyar Rendészet. 18 (4), pp. 147-156
  • Søgaard, T.F. Houborg, E. 2018. Plural policing webs: unveiling the various forms of partnering and knowledge exchange in the production of nightlife territoriality. In: Gundhus, H.O.I., Fyfe, N., Rønn, K.V. (Ed.). Moral Issues in Intelligence-Led Policing, pp. 185-203. (Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice).
  • Steden, R. van. 2018. ‘Street Pastors: on security, care and faith’. European Journal of Criminology, 15 (4). pp. 403-420.
  • Wall, S.D. 2018. How Big Data Feeds Big Crime. Current History. 117 (795), pp.29-34. Available at SSRN: 
  • Whelan, C. Molnar, A. 2018. Securing mega-events: networks, strategies, tensions. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • White, A. 2018. What is the Privatization of Policing?. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, (
  • White, A. 2018. Beyond Iraq: The Socioeconomic Trajectories of Private Military Veterans. Armed Forces & Society, 44 (3), pp. 387-407.
  • White, A. 2018. Mercenarism, norms and market exchange: Reassembling the private military labour market. International Sociology, 33 (4), pp. 523-540.
  • White, .A. Hayat, I. 2018. From ‘what works?’ to ‘who am I?’: Existential research in the extended policing family. European Journal of Policing Studies, 5 (3), pp. 91-106.  
  • White, A. 2018. Private Military Contractors: A Criminological Approach. In Wadham B & Goldsmith A (Ed.), Criminologies of the Military (pp. 81-94). Hart.  
  • White, A. 2018. Just Another Industry? (De)Regulation, Public Expectations and Private Security, The Private Sector and Criminal Justice (pp. 65-96). Palgrave Macmillan. 


  • Churchill, D. 2017. Crime Control and Everyday Life in the Victorian City: The Police and the Public. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Dupont, B., Manning, P., Whelan, C. 2017. ‘Introduction for special issue policing across organisational boundaries: developments in theory and practice’, Policing and Society, 27(6), pp. 583-585.
  • Hassenteufel, P., Maillard, J. 2017. Recourse to Markets as a Political Process: healthcare and Police Reforms During the British Coalition Government. Gouvernement et action publique. 6 (4), pp. 101-126
  • Jahnsen, S. and Wagenaar, H. 2017. Assessing European prostitution policies. New York: Routledge
  • László, C. 2017. The role of complementary law enforcement institutions in Hungary. Efficient synergy in the field of complementary law enforcement - a new approach. Public security and public order. (18). pp. 132-139. (ISSN 2029/1701 ISSN 2335/2035).
  • László, C. 2017. Overview of law enforcement in Hungary, with special respect to local level law enforcement. Magyar Rendészet. 2017/4. pp. 143-156 (
  • Loader, I. White, A. 2017. How can we better align private security with the public interest? Towards a civilizing model of regulation. Regulation and Governance, 11(2), pp. 166-184.  
  • Maillard, J. de, Mouhanna, C. 2017. France. Governing metropolises : the false pretences of metropolisation. In : E. Devroe, A. Edwards, P. Ponsaers (eds), Policing European Metropolises. The politics of security in city-regions, Abington, Routledge.  pp. 77-94.
  • Maillard, J. Zagrodzki, M. 2017. Styles of Policing and Legitimacy. The Issue of Stop and Search. Droit et Société. 97 (3), pp. 485-501
  • Maillard, J. de, Zagrodzki, M. 2017. Plural policing in Paris. Variations and pitfalls of cooperation between national and municipal police forces. Policing & Society, 27 (1),  pp. 53-64.
  • Pepper, M. and Silvestri, M. 2017. ‘”It’s Like Another Family Innit”: Building Police–Youth Relations through the Metropolitan Police Service Volunteer Police Cadet Programme’ Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice 11 (1): pp. 1-13
  • Puck, L. 2017. “Uneasy Partners Against Crime: The Ambivalent Relationship Between the Police and the Private Security Industry in Mexico.” Latin American Politics and Society, 59 (1), pp. 74-95.
  • Søgaard, T.F, Houborg, E., Pedersen, M.M. 2017. Drug policing assemblages: Repressive drug policies and the zonal banning of drug users in Denmark’s club land. International Journal of Drug Policy, 41, pp. 118-125.
  • Steden, R. van. 2017. ‘Municipal law enforcers: towards a new system of local policing in the Netherlands?’ Policing & Society, 27 (1), pp. 40-53.
  • Wall, S.D. 2017. Crime, Security and Information Communication Technologies: The Changing Cybersecurity Threat Landscape and Its Implications for Regulation and Policing. In: Brownsword, R. Scotford, E. Yeung (Eds). The Oxford Handbook on the Law and Regulation of Technology. Oxford: Oxford University press.
  • Whelan, C. and Molnar, A. 2017. ‘Managing flows during mega-events: taking account of internal and external flows in public order policing operations’, Global Crime, 18 (3), pp. 176-197.
  • Whelan, C. and Dupont, B. 2017. ‘Taking stock of networks across the security field’, Policing and Society, 27 (6), pp. 671-687.
  • Whelan. C. 2017. ‘Security networks and occupational culture: understanding culture within and between organisations’, Policing and Society, 17 (2), pp. 113-135.
  • Whelan, C. 2017. ‘Managing dynamic security networks: towards the strategic managing of cooperation, coordination and collaboration’, Security Journal, 30 (1), pp. 310-27. 


  • Bacsárdi József, Christián László, Local governmental law enforcement in Hungary In: MEŠKO Gorazd, LOBNIKAR Branko (szerk.)Criminal justice and security in Central and Eastern Europe: safety, security, and social control in local communities: conference proceedings. 500 p. Konferencia helye, ideje: Ljubljana, Szlovénia, 2016.09.26-2016.09.27. Ljubljana: University of Maribor, 2016. pp 84-98.(ISBN:978-961-6821-57-5)
  • Churchill D. 2016. Security and visions of the criminal: technology, professional criminality and social change in Victorian and Edwardian Britain. The British Journal of Criminology. 56 (5), pp. 857-876.
  • Søgaard, T.F., Houborg, E., Tutenges, S. (2016). Nightlife Partnership Policing: (Dis)trust Building Between Bouncers and the Police in the War on Gangs. Nordic Journal of Studies in Policing, 3 (2), pp. 132-153.
  • Steden, R. van. Wood, J., Shearing, C. & Boutellier, H. (2016). ‘The many faces of nodal policing: team play and improvisation in Dutch community safety’. Security Journal, 29 (3), pp. 327-339.
  • Whelan, C. (2016). ‘Organisational culture and cultural change: a network perspective’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 4 (4), pp. 583-599.
  • Whelan, C. (2016). ‘Informal social networks within and between organisations: on the properties of informal ties and interpersonal trust’, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, 39 (1), pp. 145-58.
  • White, A. 2016. Private Military Contractors as Criminals/Victims, The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and War (pp. 191-209). Palgrave Macmillan. 
  • White, A. 2016. The Market for Global Policing. In Bradford B, Jauregui B, Loader I & Steinberg J (Ed.), The Sage Handbook of Global Policing (pp. 535-551). Sage.  
  • White, A. (2016) Private Security and the Politics of Accountability. In Lister S & Rowe M (Ed.), Accountability of Policing (pp. 172-191). Routledge.  


  • Berg, J. (2015) New authorities: relating state and non-state security auspices in South African improvement districts. In: Albrecht, P. and Kyed, H. M. (eds.) Policing and the Politics of Order-making. Taylor & Francis (Routledge): Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon. ISBN 9780415743303
  • Bonnet, F., Maillard, J. de, Roché, S. 2015. “Plural policing of public places in France. Between private and local policing”, European Journal of Policing Studies, 2 (3), pp. 285-303.
  • Churchill, D. 2015. The spectacle of security: lock-picking competitions and the security industry in mid-Victorian Britain. History Workshop Journal. 80 (1), pp. 52-74.
  • Jones, T. and Lister, S. (2015) ‘The Policing of Public Space: Recent Developments in Plural Policing in England & Wales’, European Journal of Policing Studies, 2 (3), pp. 245-266.
  • László, C. 2015. Law Enforcement. In: András Varga Zs, András Patyi, Balázs Schanda (Eds). The Basic (Fundamental) Law of Hungary, A Commentary of the New Hungarian Constitution, second edition: Clarus Press Ltd. Dublin. pp. 278-288.
  • Lister, S. and Jones, T. (2015) ‘Plural Policing and the Democratic Challenge’, in S. Lister and M. Rowe (eds) Accountability of Policing, London: Routledge. pp. 192-213
  • Maillard, J. de, Zagrodzki, M., Benazeth, V., Zaslavski, F. « Des acteurs en quête de légitimité dans la production locale de l’ordre urbain. L’exemple des inspecteurs de sécurité de la Ville de Paris », Déviance et société, 39 (3), 2015, p. 295-319.
  • Schuilenburg, M. 2015. Behave or be banned? Banning orders and selective exclusion from public space. Crime, Law and Social Change, 64 (4-5), pp. 277-289.
  • Schuilenburg, M. 2015. The Securitization of Society: Crime, Risk, and Social Order (Introduction by David Garland), New York: New York University Press
  • Steden, R. van, Wal, Z. van der & Lasthuizen, K. (2015). ‘Overlapping values, mutual prejudices: empirical research into the ethos of police officers and private security guards’. Administration & Society 47 (3), pp. 220-243.
  • White, A. (2015) The politics of police ‘privatization’: A multiple streams approach. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 15 (3), pp. 283-299.  
  • White, A. (2015) The impact of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Security Journal, 28 (4), pp. 425-442.  


  • Berg, J., Nakueira, S. Shearing, C. 2014. Global non-state auspices of security governance. In: Arrigo, B. A. and Bersot, H. Y. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of International Crime and Justice Studies.Series: Routledge international handbooks. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon. (ISBN 9780415781787)
  • Churchill D. 2014. Rethinking the state monopolisation thesis: the historiography of policing and criminal justice in nineteenth-century England. Crime, Histoire et Societes/Crime, History and Societies. 18 (1), pp. 131-152.
  • Diphoorn, T. Berg, J. 2014. Typologies of partnership policing: case studies from urban South Africa. Policing and Society, 24 (4), pp. 425-442. (doi:10.1080/10439463.2013.864500)
  • Fitzpatrick, D. White, A. 2014. A Crisis of Regulation. In Hay C, Richards D & Smith M (Ed.), Institutional Crisis in Twenty-First-Century Britain (pp. 198-217). Palgrave Macmillan.  
  • Palmer, D. Whelan, C. 2014. ‘Policing and networks in the field of counter-terrorism’. In D. Das, A. Turk and D. Lowe (eds.) Examining political violence: studies of terrorism, counterterrorism, and internal war, CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL.
  • Smith, M.J. White, A. 2014. The paradox of security regulation: public protection versus normative legitimation. Policy & Politics, 42 (3), pp. 421-437.  
  • White, A. 2014. Post-crisis Policing and Public–Private Partnerships: The Case of Lincolnshire Police and G4S. British Journal of Criminology, 54 (6), pp. 1002-1022.  
  • White, .A. 2014. Politics, Economics and Security. In Gill M (Ed.), Handbook of Security (pp. 89-106). Palgrave Macmillan.  
  • White, A. 2014. Beyond the Regulatory Gaze? Corporate Security, (In)visibility and the Modern State. In Lippert R & Walby K (Ed.), Corporate Security in the 21st Century: Theory and Practice in International Perspective (pp. 39-55). Palgrave Macmillan.  



  • Whelan, C. (2012). Networks and national security: dynamics, effectiveness and organisation. London: Routledge.




  • Lister, S. 2007. ‘Plural Policing, Local Communities and the market in visible patrols’, in Dearling, A, Newburn, T. and Somerville, P. (eds) Supporting Safe Communities: Housing, crime and communities, London: Chartered Institute of Housing. pp. 95-113.


  • Crawford, A. and Lister, S. 2006. ‘The Patchwork Shape of Reassurance Policing in England & Wales: Integrated Local Security Quilts or Frayed, Fragmented and Fragile Tangled Webs?’, in Goold, B. and Zedner, L. (eds) Crime and Security, International Library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology Series, Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • Crawford, A. and Lister, S. 2006. ‘Additional Security Patrols: Notes from the marketplace’. Policing and Society. 16 (2), pp. 164-188.
  • Wall, S.D. Williams, M. 2007. Policing Diversity in the Digital Age: Maintaining Order in Virtual Communities. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 7 (4), pp. 391-415.