The Pluralization of High Policing: Convergence and Divergence at the Public–Private Interface:

Conor O'Reilly
2015 British Journal of Criminology  
2015) 'The pluralization of high policing : convergence and divergence at the public-private interface.', British journal of criminology., 55 (4). pp. 688-710. Further information on publisher's website: Publisher's copyright statement: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in British Journal of Criminology following peer review. The denitive publisher-authenticated version O'Reilly, C. (2015) 'The pluralisation
more » ... The pluralisation of high policing : convergence and divergence at the public-private interface.', British journal of criminology, 55(4): 688-710, is available online at: Additional information: Use policy The full-text may be used and/or reproduced, and given to third parties in any format or medium, without prior permission or charge, for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-prot purposes provided that: • a full bibliographic reference is made to the original source • a link is made to the metadata record in DRO • the full-text is not changed in any way The full-text must not be sold in any format or medium without the formal permission of the copyright holders. Please consult the full DRO policy for further details. URL: ijkey=syYRhCGhbFKVysX&keytype=ref 2 ASTRACT: High policing has long been associated with the preservation and augmentation of state interests by the intelligence community. However, this paradigm can neither be examined, nor theorised, within an exclusively 'public' framework; a host of 'private' actors must now be acknowledged on this conceptual terrain. Moving beyond well--acknowledged patterns of outsourcing intelligence, this paper brings sharper research attention to transnational security consultancies as well as the more shadowy realms of boutique intelligence firms, private detectives and freelance covert operatives. By examining these new private categories of high policing, this paper considers the complex patterns of convergence and divergence that characterise the public--private interface. Specific attention is devoted to resources of symbolic power and how these impact the capacity for coercive action.
doi:10.1093/bjc/azu114 fatcat:dw2b42uq55amdk23ha7dqwsql4