In search of bad characters: Banning and banishing outlaw motorcycle gangs

Synnøve Jahnsen has published the chapter “In search of bad characters: Banning and banishing outlaw motorcycle gangs”.

The book is a contribution in the antology “Moral Issues in Intelligence-led Policing” in the Routledge series Frontiers in Criminal Justice. The book is edited by Helene Oppen Gundhus, Kira Vrist Rønn and Nick Fyfe

The core baseline of Intelligence-led Policing is the aim of increasing efficiency and quality of police work, with a focus on crime analysis and intelligence methods as tools for informed and objective decisions both when conducting targeted, specialized operations and when setting strategic priorities.

This book critically addresses the proliferation of intelligence logics within policing from a wide array of scholarly perspectives. It considers questions such as:

- How are precautionary logics becoming increasingly central in the dominant policing strategies?

- What kind of challenges will this move entail?

- What does the criminalization of preparatory acts mean for previous distinctions between crime prevention and crime detection?

- What are the predominant rationales behind the proactive use of covert cohesive measures in order to prevent attacks on national security?

This book offers new insights by exploring dilemmas, legal issues and questions raised by the use of new policing methods and the blurred and confrontational lines that can be observed between prevention, intelligence and investigation in police work.

Read more about the book here.


Illustration: Colourbox.

Dec. 7, 2017, 4:08 p.m.

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