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Public criminology, reflexivity and the enterprise university: experiences of research, knowledge transfer, and co-option with police forces

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posted on 11.01.2017 by Karen Lumsden, Jackie Goode
This paper reflects on an enterprise project which aimed to build partnerships with police forces in England. In attempting to do ‘public criminology’ we were confronted with power dynamics which had to be negotiated in relation to internal and external organizational cultures, public management, and ‘audit culture’. We focus on two levels of co-option experienced, in relation to the university and the police: 1) internal university pressures such as definitions of ‘research’ and ‘enterprise’, funding, and the terms of the ‘contract’ of the project and 2) external pressures when engaging with police including new public management principles, quick fixes and academics as a ‘resource’. The discussion draws on data from field notes and interviews with police officers and staff.

Funding

This research was funded by an Enterprise Project Grant via a Higher Education Innovation Fund. There is no individual grant number.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

Theoretical Criminology: an international journal

Citation

LUMSDEN, K. and GOODE, J., 2017. Public criminology, reflexivity and the enterprise university: experiences of research, knowledge transfer, and co-option with police forces. Theoretical Criminology, 22 (2), pp.243-257.

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SAGE © The Authors

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

21/12/2016

Publication date

2017

Notes

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Theoretical Criminology and the definitive published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1362480616689299.

ISSN

1362-4806

eISSN

1461-7439

Language

en

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