Policing opportunities and threats in Europe

van den Born, Arjan and van Witteloostuijn, Arjen and Barlage, Melody and Sapulete, Saraï and van den Oord, Ad and Rogiest, Sofie and Vallet, Nathalie and Reguli, Zdenko and Vít, Michal and Mouhanna, Christian and Cassan, Damien and Binder, Henriette and Blumenthal, Vivian and Christe-Zeyse, Jochen and Giljohann, Stefani and Gruschinske, Mario and Hartwig, Pautz and Stein-Müller, Susanne and Bisogni, Fabio and Costanzo, Pietro and Stojanovski, Trpe and Mirceva, Stojanka and Krstevska, Katerina and Rajkovcevski, Rade and Stamenova, Mila and Bayerl P., Saskia and Horton, Kate and Jacobs, Gabriele and Vogel, Gert and Jochoms, Theo and Andrei, Daniela and Băban, Adriana and Chirica, Sofia and Oțoiu, Cătălina and Rațiu, Lucia and Rus, Claudia and Varga, Mihai and Vonaș, Gabriel and Alsina, Victòria and Gascó, Mila and Allen, Kerry and Birdi, Kamal and Betteridge, Kathryn and Rebecca, Casey and Graham, Leslie and Polos, László (2013) Policing opportunities and threats in Europe. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 26 (5). pp. 811-829. ISSN 0953-4814

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This paper aims to take stock and to increase understanding of the opportunities and threats for policing in ten European countries in the Political, Economic, Social, Technological and Legal (PESTL) environment.

This study is part of the large EU‐funded COMPOSITE project into organisational change. A PESTL analysis was executed to produce the environmental scan that will serve as a platform for further research into change management within the police. The findings are based on structured interviews with police officers of 17 different police forces and knowledgeable externals in ten European countries. The sampling strategy was optimized for representativeness under the binding capacity constraints defined by the COMPOSITE research budget.

European police forces face a long list of environmental changes that can be grouped in the five PESTL clusters with a common denominator. There is also quite some overlap as to both the importance and nature of the key PESTL trends across the ten countries, suggesting convergence in Europe.

A study of this magnitude has not been seen before in Europe, which brings new insights to the target population of police forces across Europe. Moreover, policing is an interesting field to study from the perspective of organisational change, featuring a high incidence of change in combination with a wide variety of change challenges, such as those related to identity and leadership.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Engineering and Technology > Other engineering and technologies
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Political science
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Security
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Rade Rajkovchevski
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2022 18:41
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2022 12:08
URI: https://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/7292

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