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Title: Crisis? What crisis? Some research-based reflections on police-press relations
Authors: Mawby, Rob C.
First Published: 25-Jun-2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Citation: Policing: a journal of policy and practice, published online in advance of print 25 June 2012. This paper will appear in: Policing: a journal of policy and practice, 2012, 6 (3), pp. 272-280.
Abstract: The police–media relationship is characterized by symbiosis and tension and has come under scrutiny following a phone hacking scandal and public and official unease concerning the closeness of several senior Metropolitan Police officers to members of the press. Following a number of official reviews, the framework for conducting police–media relations in English and Welsh forces is being reconsidered. This article highlights significant points that have been raised concerning the principles and practice of police–media relations and analyses these drawing on academic research. In doing so, the article contributes to the ongoing work aimed at achieving consistent and transparent police–media relations. It concludes by proposing an outline framework for building-in communications to police work as an essential component of legitimate policing.
DOI Link: 10.1093/police/pas026
ISSN: 1752-4512
eISSN: 1752-4520
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © The Author 2012. Deposited with reference to the publisher's archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website. This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in 'Policing: a journal of policy and practice' following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version, published online in advance of print on 25 June 2012, is available online at:
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