Police Misconduct: Mapping its location, seriousness and theoretical underpinning

Brian Moss

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Police misconduct and the location of street crimes and deviance have received much research attention. The location of police misconduct, by contrast, has not. Taking the case of Ireland, where policing underwent significant reform in 2007, police oversight data are mapped to determine the location and nature of complaints and any clustering of police misconduct, particularly in areas of greatest deprivation usually associated with people coming into most frequent contact with police. The implications of the findings for police, police oversight, and existing theories by which geography of deviance is framed are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455–469
Number of pages15
JournalPolicing: A Journal of Policy and Practice.
Issue number4
Early online date24 Oct 2017
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019


Bibliographical note

This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice following peer review. The version of record Moss, B 2017, 'Police Misconduct: Mapping its location, seriousness and theoretical underpinning' Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, vol 13, issue 4, pp. 455–469 is available online at: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/police/pax077


  • police
  • misconduct
  • geography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law

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