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Key issues in contemporary policing: From high and low to consent and coercion – what is policing?

In the first in a new series of The Police Student, Policing Insight Academic Editor Dr Carina O’Reilly explores the key issue of ‘What is policing?’ – including the definitions of high and low policing, the five approaches to understanding police activity, and the inherent tensions between coercion and legitimacy.

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