Abstract

This paper examines the perceived shift from police to policing in developed world countries. It focuses on the development of multi-agency policing in rural Western Australia and, using ideas from governance theory, questions whether these partnerships are leading to more inclusive policing and new forms of rural governance. Evidence is taken from the development of a Rural Crime Prevention Strategy and interviews with various stakeholders in rural Australia. It is concluded that multi-agency work does offer a more inclusive way forward but that it is still mainly driven by government, rather than radical changes in rural society and power.

DOI

10.1016/j.geoforum.2006.08.005

Publication Date

2007-03-01

Publication Title

Geoforum

Volume

38

Issue

2

First Page

339

Last Page

352

ISSN

0016-7185

Organisational Unit

University of Plymouth

Keywords

Western Australia, Policing, Governance, Rurality, Crime, Aborigine

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