This essay examines two professions within the criminal justice policy sector in England and Wales - namely, the legal and policing professions - and charts the governments, repated attempts to reform these two professional networks. It uses the policy networks model as a way of understanding the impact of such reforms on the legal and policing professions. It critically assess the utility of the increasingly ascendent, and even dominant, policy networks model in explaining policy change. The essay first outlines the policy networks model, and the refinements made to the model in light of criticisms. Then it examines the role of the legal and policing professions in the criminal justice policy network, and the reforms that have shaped these professions. Finally, it provides an evaluation of the policy networks model, in light of the aforementioned empirical examination.
|Title of host publication||Governing networks: EGPA yearbook|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|