Professor Jacqueline Ross has published "Making Sense of Youth Crime: A Comparison of Police Intelligence in the United States and France" with Cambridge University press. The book is co-authored with Thierry Delpeuch of Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris.
The abstract follows:
This comparative empirical study of policing in the United States and France draws on the authors' ten years of field work to contend that the police in both countries should be thought about as an amalgam of five distinct professional cultures or 'intelligence regimes'-each of which can be found in any given police department in both the United States and France. In particular, we contend that what police do as knowledge workers and how they make sense of the social problems such as collective offending by juveniles varies with the professional subcommunities or 'intelligence regimes' in which their particular knowledge work is embedded. The same problem can be looked at in fundamentally different ways even within a single police department, depending on the intelligence regime through which the problem is refracted.
The book is available as a free download on the publisher's website through March 9.
For more information and to purchase a print copy, visit cambridge.org.