Security Officers and Policing: Powers, Culture and Control in the Governance of Private Space

Mark Button*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This volume examines how and to what extent security officers make use of legal tools. The work identifies these tools and draws on two case-study sites to illustrate how security officers make use of them as well as how they fit in broader security systems to secure compliance. The study also examines the occupational culture of security officers and links them into the broader systems of security that operate to police nodes of governance. The book provides insights for researchers and policy-makers seeking to develop policy for the expanding private security industry.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages224
ISBN (Electronic)9781317058007, 9781315608112
ISBN (Print)9780754647973, 9781138264588
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2016

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