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Researching Police TransformationThe Ethnographic Imperitive

Marks, Monique

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This paper makes a case for employing an ethnographic approach in trying to understand police organizational transformation. It argues that changing police organizations demands change in the cultural knowledge of the police and that in order to understand this cultural knowledge and assess whether it has changed, it is important for the researcher to immerse herself in the daily organizational field of the police. The paper then explores some of the moral dilemmas and personal difficulties...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/79682
Source: The British Journal of Criminology
DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azh049

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