Contents: Introduction, Rob I. Mawby and Richard Yarwood; Part I Rural Policing: Rural police: a comparative overview, Rob I. Mawby; Policing rural Canada and the United States, Joseph F. Donnermeyer, Walter S. DeKeseredy and Molly Dragiewicz; Policing the outback: impacts of isolation and integration in an Australian context, Elaine Barclay, John Scott and Joseph F. Donnermeyer; Rural policing in France: the end of genuine community policing, Christian Mouhanna; Plural policing in rural Britain, Rob I. Mawby; Governing Crime in rural UK: risk and representation, Daniel Gilling; Big Brother goes to the countryside: CCTV surveillance in rural towns, Craig Johnstone; Whose Blue Line is it anyway? Community policing and partnership working in rural places, Richard Yarwood. Part II Policing the Rural: Policing rural protest, Michael Woods; Still 'out of place in the country'? Travellers and the post-productivist rural, Keith Halfacree; Gypsies and travellers in the countryside: managing a risky population, ZoA" James; A trip in the country? Policing drug use in rural settings, Adrian Barton, David Storey and Claire Palmer; 'It's not all Heartbeat you know': policing domestic violence in rural areas, Greta Squire and Aisha Gill; The thin green line? Police perceptions of the challenges of policing wildlife crime in Scotland, Nicholas R. Fyfe and Alison D. Reeves; Policing poaching and protecting pachyderms: lessons learned from Africa's elephants, A.M. Lemieux; Policing agricultural crime, Joseph F. Donnermeyer, Elaine M. Barclay and Daniel Mears; Policing the producer: the bio-politics of farm production in New Zealand's productivist landscape, Matthew Henry; W(h)ither rural policing? An afterword, Richard Yarwood and Rob I. Mawby; Bibliography; Index.
Rob Mawby is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Gloucestershire UK, and Richard Yarwood is Reader in Geography, University of Plymouth, UK Rob I. Mawby, Richard Yarwood, Joseph F. Donnermeyer, Walter S. DeKeseredy, Molly Dragiewicz, Elaine Barclay, John Scott, Christian Mouhanna, Daniel Gilling, Craig Johnstone, Michael Woods, Keith Halfacree, Zoe James, Adrian Barton, David Storey, Claire Palmer, Greta Squire, Aisha Gill, Nicholas R. Fyfe, Alison D. Reeves, A.M. Lemieux, Daniel Mears, Matthew Henry.
'This global perspective on rural policing and rural crime exposes the complex structural and economic factors that shape both, and reminds the reader that an international perspective can enhance our understanding of local issues. The book focuses on rural issues, but it provides insights applicable to agencies of all sizes.' Ralph Weisheit, llinois State University, USA '... this book is generally a fine contribution to a neglected field and it should serve to stimulate further research. In their concise and well-written concluding chapter, the editors make a virtue of the range of approaches adopted, from empirical descriptions to theorized interpretations. It is hard to argue against that tactic and it does make the book varied and interesting to read...' Policing 'Rural Policing and Policing the Rural is a worthy addition to the rural studies literature. It reviews the current state of rural crime research and sets an agenda for future endeavours in which the space and place of rural regions is central.' Geographical Research