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Policing in England and France

Nickie Phillips

Dr. Damien Cassan joins us for a discussion of his field work on policing organizations in England and France. Dr. Cassan is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Montreal and a former Fulbright Scholar in the U.S.


Cassan, D. (2011). Une ethnographie de l’intégration professionnelle du gardien de la paix et du police constable, Déviance et Société, vol. 35, n.3, pp. 361-383.

Cassan, D. (2010). Police socialisation in France and in England : How do they stand towards the community policing model?, Journal of Police Studies (Cahiers Politiestudies), issue 16 “Policing in Europe” (CPS 2010-3, nr. 16), pp. 243-259. [Also in Volume 0 –launching- of the European Journal of Policing Studies, EJPS]

Cassan, D. (2004). La police nationale et la réforme de la police de proximité : D’une réforme politique à une résistance professionnelle. In Deroche, L. & Jeannot, G., « L’action publique au travail », Collection « Le travail en débats », Série « Entreprise, travail, emploi », Editions Octarès, pp.73-78.

Cassan, D. (3e trimestre 2001). Le recrutement ethnique policier : Une vieille préoccupation anglaise. Les Cahiers de la sécurité intérieure, n°45 « Le temps des minorités », pp. 139-159.

Reiner, R. (2000).  Politics and the police.  Oxford University Press.

Reiner, R. (1998).  Policing, protest and disorder in Britan. In Della Porta, D. and H. Reiter (Eds.), Policing protest: The control of mass demonstrations in western democracies. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Reiner, R. (1992).  Policing a postmodern society.  The Modern Law Review, 55, (6).