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The future of crime control

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 63

P N Grabosky
ISBN 0 642 24027 2 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, November 1996


The ways in which non-governmental institutions may contribute to law enforcement are discussed. Issues include delegation of authority, citizen responsibility, record-keeping and disclosure, cooperation with private interests, incentives, contracting out, accountability, market failure, conflict of interest, transformation of social relations, erosion of civic commitment, and lack of policy coherence. (An expanded version of this paper appears in Transnational crime : a new security threat?, edited by John Ciccarelli, Australian Defence Studies Centre, 1996)


Media release: Police will need to be 'brightest, best'