Critics’ Reviews

Policing the Lucky Country traces some of the contributions made by police in the past and looks at the fundamental issues of policing in Australia at the start of the 21st century. It links Australian history and culture to contemporary policing practice.The book is split into four parts

The origins of policing

Policing and indigenous peoples

Policing and deviance

Policing, politics and industrial disputesThe book canvasses the origins of Australian policing and their contemporary impact; the particular behaviours and people that society decides to police; and how these change police relationships with and responsibilities towards indigenous people; the role of police in industrial disputes; and the future of Australian policing. – Victorian Police Association Journal Vol 67 No 1 (July 2001)

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