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‘The real private police’: franchising constables and the emergence of employer supported policing

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‘The real private police’ : franchising constables and the emergence of employer supported policing. / Button, Mark; Wakefield, Alison.

The Private Sector and Criminal Justice. ed. / A. Hucklesby; S. Lister. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. p. 135-159.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Harvard

Button, M & Wakefield, A 2017, ‘The real private police’: franchising constables and the emergence of employer supported policing. in A Hucklesby & S Lister (eds), The Private Sector and Criminal Justice. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 135-159. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-37064-8_5

APA

Button, M., & Wakefield, A. (2017). ‘The real private police’: franchising constables and the emergence of employer supported policing. In A. Hucklesby, & S. Lister (Eds.), The Private Sector and Criminal Justice (pp. 135-159). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-37064-8_5

Vancouver

Button M, Wakefield A. ‘The real private police’: franchising constables and the emergence of employer supported policing. In Hucklesby A, Lister S, editors, The Private Sector and Criminal Justice. Palgrave Macmillan. 2017. p. 135-159 https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-37064-8_5

Author

Button, Mark ; Wakefield, Alison. / ‘The real private police’ : franchising constables and the emergence of employer supported policing. The Private Sector and Criminal Justice. editor / A. Hucklesby ; S. Lister. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. pp. 135-159

Bibtex

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