Privatising police services in England and Wales

Barry Loveday

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Privatising police services in England and Wales The period of austerity which most of Europe is now experiencing is for the first time impacting on law and orders services, particularly the police service. This article gives an overview of the debate in England and Wales on the decision of the Coalition government to cut 20% to police spending and police numbers. An important instrument to reach this goal is the private outsourcing of tasks performed in the back office. The author discusses the public views on the performance and reliability of private security companies. Also the high rise of public police expenses are discussed against the background of declining crime levels.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51
Number of pages1
JournalJustitiele Verkenningen
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2012


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