The authors look at the connection between democracy and efficiency as they investigate the meaning of law and order. The authors argue that only through a democratically accountable police service can we hope to build up relationships within the inner city.
John Lea is Honorary Professor of Criminology at the University of Leicester. He is the author of Crime and Modernity: Continuities in Left Realist Criminology (Sage, 2002). Instrumental in the development of Left Realist Criminology, he is the co-author of What is to Be Done about Law and Order?: Crisis in the Nineties (Pluto, 1993). Jock Young is Professor of Criminology and Head of the Centre for Criminology at Middlesex University.