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Berg, J. & Shearing, C. Forthcoming. Policing: Conceptualisations and Practices of Security. London: Routledge.

Harrington, C. & Shearing, C. 2017. Security in the Anthropocene: Reflections on Safety and Care. Bielefeld: Transcript.

Holley, C. & Shearing, C. (eds.) 2017. Criminology and the Anthropocene. London: Routledge.

Froestad, J. & Shearing, C. 2013. Security Governance, Policing, and Local Capacity. Advances in Police Theory and Practice Series. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Cartwright, J. & Shearing, C. 2012. Where’s The Chicken? Making South Africa Safe. Cape Town: Burnet Media.

Holley, C., Gunningham, N. & Shearing, C. 2012. The New Environmental Governance. London: Earthscan.

Johnston, L. & Shearing, C. 2011. Eds. Innovative Possibilities: Global Policing Research and Practice. (Police Practice and Research) IPES Series. London: Routledge.

Wood, J. & Shearing, C. 2011. Pensar la Seguridad. Barcelona: Gedisa. (Spanish translation of ‘Imagining Security).

Ayling, J., Grabosky, P. & Shearing, C. 2009. Lengthening the Arm of the Law: Enhancing Police Resources in the 21st Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wood, J. & Shearing, C. 2007. Imagining Security. Cullompton: Willan Publishing.

Johnston, L. & Shearing, C. 2003. Governing Security: Explorations in Policing and Justice. London: Routledge.

Bayley, D. & Shearing, C. 2001. The New Structure of Policing. Washington: National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice.

Brogden, M. & Shearing, C. 1994. Policing for a New South Africa. London & New York: Routledge.

Gladstone, J., Ericson, R. V. & Shearing, C. Eds. 1991. Criminology: A Readers Guide. Toronto: Centre of Criminology.

Shearing, C. & Stenning, P. C. 1987. Private Policing. Criminal Justice Systems Annuals, Vol. 23. Newbury Park: Sage.

Shearing, C. 1984. Dial-a-Cop: a Study of Police Mobilization. (Research Report). Toronto: Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto.

Shearing, C. & Stenning, P.C. 1982. Private Security and Private Justice: the Challenge of the 80's. Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy.

Shearing, C. Ed. 1981. Organizational Police Deviance: Its Structure and Control. Toronto: Butterworths.

Shearing, C. Farnell, M.B., & Stenning, P.C. 1980. Contract Security in Ontario. Toronto: Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto.

Shearing, C. & Stenning, P.C. 1980. Police Training in Ontario: An Evaluation of Recruit and Supervisory Courses. Toronto: Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto.

Farnell, M.B. & Shearing, C. 1977. Private Security: An Examination of Canadian Statistics 1961-1971. Toronto: Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto.

Watts, H. L. & Shearing, C. 1966. Blood Donation: Attitudes and Motivation. Durban: Institute of Social Research, University of Natal.


Harrington, C., Lecavalier, E. & Shearing, C. 2017. Lessons of the Anthropocene: Entanglements and Security. Crime, Law and Social Change: An Interdisciplinary Journal.  

Johnston, L. & Shearing, C. Eds. 2009. Special Anniversary Issue [special issue]. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 10(5&6).

Shearing, C. & Wood, J. Eds. 2007. Re-shaping Policing: Ideas in Action [special issue]. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 8(2).

Stenning, P.C. & Shearing, C. Eds. 2005. Reforming Police-An International Perspective [special issue]. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 38(2).

Marks, M. & Shearing, C. 2005. Eds. Special Focus on Policy Conundrums in Policing [special issue]. South African Review of Sociology, 36(2).

Shearing, C. & Marks, M. Eds. 2004. Special Focus on Policing in Transition: Multi-Agency [special issue]. Society in Transition, 35(2).

Shearing, C., Dupont, B., & Ferret, J. Eds. 2004. On the Governance of Security: A Dialogue [special issue]. Policing and Society, 14(1).


 Stenning, P. & Shearing, C, In Process. Challenges and the Ideas of Governing Plural Provision. In: Comparative Policing from a Legal Perspective. Edward Elgar Handbook.

Froestad, J., Nøkleberg, M., Shearing, C. & Trollip, H. Forthcoming. South Africa’s Minerals-­‐ Energy-­‐Complex: Flows, regulation, governance and policing. In: Omorogbe, Y. & Order, A. Eds. Energy, Law and Development.

Holley, C. & Shearing, C. In Press. Thriving on a Pale Blue Dot: Criminology and the Anthropocene. In: Holley, C. & Shearing, C. (eds) Forthcoming. Criminology and the Anthropocene (In the Series Criminlogy at the Edge, Leclerc, B., B., Homel, R. and Shearing, C. (eds). Routledge.

Holley, C. & Shearing, C. In Press. Nodal Governance. In: Turner, B.S. (ed) The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory. John Wiley & Sons.

Holley, C. & Shearing, C. 2017. A Nodal Perspective of Governance: Advances in Nodal Governance Thinking. In: Drahos, P. Ed. Regulatory Theory: Foundations and Applications. Canberra: ANU Press, 163-180

Howell, S. & Shearing, C. 2017. Prisons, Tourism and Symbolism:  Reflecting (on) the Past, Present and Future of South Africa. In:  Wilson, J., Hodgkinson, S., Piché. J. & Walby, K. Eds. The Handbook of Prison Tourism. Palgrave Macmillan. 

Ruteere, M., Shearing, C. & Stenning, P. 2017. Policing, Pluralisation and Human Rights. In: Weber, L., Fishwick, E. & Marmo, M. Eds. Routledge International Handbook: Criminology and Human Rights. Routledge.  396-404.

Holley, C. & Shearing, C. 2016. Policing and New Environmental Governance. In: Bradford, B., Loader, I., Steinberg, J. & Jauregui, B. Eds. The SAGE Handbook of Global Policing. SAGE, 552-572.

Shearing, C. & Stenning, P. 2016. The Privatisation of Security: Implications for Democracy. In:  Abrahamsen, R. & Leander, A. Eds. Routledge Handbook of Private Security Studies. Taylor & Francis/ Routledge, 140-148..  

Froestad, J., Shearing, C. & Van der Merwe, M. 2015. Criminology: Re-Imagining Security and Risk. In: Bourbeau, P. Ed. Security: Dialogue across Disciplines. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Berg, J. with Shearing, C. 2015. New Authorities: Relating State and Non-state Security Auspices in South African Improvement Districts. In: Kyed, H. & Albrecht, P. Eds. Policing and the Politics of Order-Making. Oxon: Routledge, 91- 107.

Van der Spuy, E. & Shearing, C. 2014 Curbing the Killing Fields: Making South Africa Safer and Less Criminal. In Rotberg, R. Ed. Reconfiguring Mandela’s Legacy: South Africa’s Contested Future. Waterloo: CIGI, 237-258.

Berg, J., Nakueira, S. & Shearing, C. 2014. Global Non- State Auspices of Security Governance. In: Bersot, H. & Ariigo, B. Eds. The Routledge Handbook of International Crime and Justice Studies. Routledge, 77-97.

Herbstein, T. and Froestad, J., Shearing, C. & Nel, D. 2013. Insurance, Climate Risk and the Barriers to Change. In: Börzel, T.A. & Hamann, R. Eds. Business and Climate Change Governance: South Africa in Comparative Perspective. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 156-172.

Shearing, C. 2013. Foreword. In : Nalla, M.K. & Newman, G.R. Eds. Community Policing in Indigenous Communities. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, ix-xiii.

Shearing, C. 2012. Tapestries on Policing. Foreword. In: Palmer, D., Berlin, M. & Das, D. Eds. Global Environment of Policing. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, xiii -xv.

Stenning, P. & Shearing, C. 2012. The Shifting Boundaries of Policing: Globalization and its Possibilities. In: Newburn, T. & Peay, J. Eds. Policing: Politics, Culture and Control: Essays in Honour of Robert Reiner. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 265 -284.

Froestad, J., Shearing, C., Herbstein, T. & Grimwood, S. 2012. City of Cape Town Solar Water Heater Bylaw: Barriers to Implementation. In: Cartwright, A., Parnell, S. Oelofse, G. & Ward, S. Eds. Climate Change at the City Scale: Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation in Cape Town. London: Earthscan, 244-262.

Froestad, J. & Shearing, C. 2011. Re-imagining Justice from the Bottom Up,In: Carnelley, M. & Hoctor, S. Eds. Law, Order and Liberty: Essays in Honour of Tony Matthews. Scottsville: University of Kwa-Zulu Natal Press, 237-250.

Shearing, C. & Marks, M. 2011. Criminology’s Disney World: The Ethnographer’s Ride of South African Criminal Justice. In: Bosworth, M. & Hoyle, C. Eds. What is Criminology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 125-140.

Dinnen, S., Cartwright, J., Jenneker, M., Shearing, C., Wai, I., & Maia, P. 2010. Community-building and Security: Case Studies. In: Luker, V. & Dinnen, S. Eds. Civic Insecurity Law, Order and HIV in Papua New Guinea. Canberra: The Australian National University E-Press, 237-264.

Shearing, C. 2010. The Curious Case of the Patten Report. In: Doyle, J. Ed. Policing the Narrow Ground: Lessons from the Transformation of Policing in Northern Ireland. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 27-38.

Shearing, C. & Froestad, J. 2010. Nodal Governance and the Zwelethemba Model. In: Quirk, H., Seddon, T. and Smith, G. Eds. Regulation and Criminal Justice: Innovations in Policy and Research. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 103-133.

Cartwright, J. & Shearing, C. 2009. Introduction. In: Gould, C. Ed. Criminal (In)Justice in South Africa: A Civil Society Perspective. Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies, 1-10.

Marks, M., Shearing, C. & Wood, J. 2009. A Thin or a Thick Blue Line? Exploring Alternative Models for Community Policing and the Police Role in South Africa. In: Grabosky, P. Ed. Community Policing and Peacekeeping. CRCPress/Taylor and Francis, 153-168.

Hein, W., Burris, S. & Shearing, C. 2009. Conceptual Models for Global Health Governance. In: Buse, K., Hein, W. and Drager, N. Eds. Making Sense of Global Health Governance: A Policy Perspective. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 72-98.

Shearing, C. & Stenning, P. 2009. Reform. In: Fleming, J. and Wakefield, A. Eds. The Sage Dictionary of Policing. London: SAGE, 266-269.

Leman-Langlois, S. & Shearing, C. 2008. Transition, Forgiveness and Citizenship: The TRC and the Social Construction of Forgiveness. In: Du Bois, F. & Pedain, A. Eds. Justice and Reconciliation in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 206-228.

Berg, J. & Shearing, C. 2008. Integrated Security: Assembling Knowledge’s and Capacities. In: Williamson, T. Ed. The Handbook of Knowledge Based Policing: Current Conceptions and Future Directions. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 389-404.

Shearing, C. & Foster, D. 2007. Back to the Future in South African Security: From Intentions to Effective Mechanisms. In: Van der Spuy, E., Parmentier, S. & Dissel, E. Eds. Restorative Justice: Politics, Policies and Prospects. Cape Town: Juta Publishers. (Reprinted from Acta Juridica 2007), 156-170.

Froestad, J & Shearing, C. 2007. Beyond Restorative Justice-Zwelethemba, a future-focused model of local capacity conflict resolution. In : Mackay, R., Bošnjak, M., Deklerck, J., Pelikan, C., van Stokkom, B., & Wright, M. Eds. Images of Restorative Justice Theory, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Verlag für Polizeiwissenschaft, 16-34.

Shearing, C. 2007. Policing our future. In: Henry, A. & Smith, D.J. Eds. Transformations of Policing. Aldershot: Ashgate, 249-272.

Froestad, J. & Shearing, C. 2007. Conflict Resolution in South Africa: a Case Study. In : Johnstone, G. & Van Ness, D. Eds. Handbook of Restorative Justice. Cullompton, Devon: Willan Publishing, 534-556.

Froestad, J. & Shearing, C. 2007. The Zwelethemba Model: Practicing human rights through dispute resolution. In: Parmentier, S & Weitekamp, E. Eds. Crime and Human Rights. Volume 9 in the Series ‘Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance’, part II Human Rights and Justice. Oxford, Elsevier Press, 534-556.

Ayling, J., Grabosky, P. & Shearing, C. 2006. Harnessing Resources for Networked Policing. In: J. Fleming, J. & Wood, J. Eds. Fighting Crime Together: The Challenges of Policing and Security Networks. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 60-86.

Berg, J. & Shearing, C. 2006. Private Policing. In: Greene, J.R. Ed. Encyclopaedia of Police Science, 3rd Edition, 2 vols. New York: Routledge, 2006.

Berg, J. & Shearing, C. 2006. Plural Policing in South Africa: an African case. In: Jones, T. & Newburn, T. Eds. Plural Policing. London: Routledge, 190-221.

Shearing, C. 2006. Reflections on the Refusal to Acknowledge Private Governments. In: Wood, J. and Dupont, B. Eds. Democracy, Society and the Governance of Security. Cambridge University Press, 11-32.

Shearing, C., Cartwright, J. & Jenneker, M. 2006. A Grassroot governance model: African peace committees. In: V. Luker, S. Dinnen, & A. Patience (Eds). Law, order and HIV/AIDS in Papua New Guinea. Canberra: Pandanus.

Froestad, J. & Shearing, C. 2005. Prática da Justiça-O Modelo Zwelethemba de Resolução de Conflitos’, in Slakmon, C., Campos Pinto De Vitto, R. & Sócrates Gomes Pinto, R. Eds. Justiica Restaurantiva. Brasília, D.F.: Ministério da Justiça do Brasil e Programa das Naçaões Unidas para o Desenvolvimento –Brasil, 79-123.

Shearing, C. 2005. Governing Security: The Age of Diversity. In: Hunter, R. & Keyes, M. Eds. Changing Law: Rights, Regulation and Reconciliation. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 37-46.

Hermer, J., Kempa, M., Stenning, P., Wood, J. & Shearing, C. 2005. Policing in Canada in the Twenty-first Century: Directions for Law Reform. In: Cooley, D. Eds. Re-imagining Policing in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 22-91.

Wood, J. & Shearing, C. 2005. Nodal Governance, Denizenship and Communal Space: Challenging the Westphalian Ideal. In: Robins, S. Ed. Limits to Liberation: Culture, Citizenship and Governance after Apartheid. Oxford: James Currey Press, 97-112.

Leman-Langlois, S. & Shearing, C. 2004. Repairing the Future: The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission at Work. In: Gilligan, G. & Pratt, J. Eds. Crime, Truth and Justice: Official Enquiry, Discourse, Knowledge. Cullompton: Willan Publishing, 222-242.

Shearing, C. 2003. Preface. In: Wakefield, A Ed. Selling Security: the Private Policing of Public Space. Cullompton, UK: Willan Publishing, xvii- xviii.

Von Hirsch, A., Ashworth, A., & Shearing, C. 2003. Specifying Aims and Limits for Restorative Justice: a ‘Making Amends’ Model?. In: Von Hirsch, A., Roberts, J.V., Bottoms, A.E., Roach, K. & Schiff, M. Eds. Restorative Justice and Criminal Justice: Competing or Reconcilable Paradigms. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 21-41.

Shearing, C. 2001. The Most Critical Unresolved Issue Associated With Contemporary Democratic Policing. In: Amir, A. & Einstein, E. Policing, Security and Democracy: Special Aspects of Democratic Policing. Huntsville, TX: Office of International Criminal Justice, 99-114.

Von Hirsch, A. & Shearing, C. 2001. Exclusion from Public Space. In: Von Hirsch, A., Garland, D. & Wakefield, A. Eds. Ethical Perspectives in Situational Crime Prevention. Oxford: Hart Pub, 77-96.

Shearing, C. 2001. Transforming Security: a South African Experiment. In: Strang, H. & Braithwaite, J. Eds. Restorative Justice and Civil Society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 14-34.

Shearing, C. 2001. Local capacity policing. In: Sarkin, Jeremy Eds. Policing, Crime and Justice, Maklu. Brussels, Belgium, 191-197.

Shearing, C. 1998. Theorising-Sotto Voice. In: Holdaway, S. & Rock, P. Thinking about Criminology. London: University College London Press, 11-24.

Shearing, C. 1997. Towards Democratic Policing: Rethinking Strategies of Transformation. In: Policing in Emerging Democracies: Workshop Papers and Highlights. Washington DC: US Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice and US Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, 29-38.

Shearing, C. 1997. Violence and the Changing Face of Governance: Privatization and its Implication. In : Von Trotha, T. Ed. Sociologie der Gewalt. Kölner Zeitzchrift Für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 263-278.

Shearing, C. 1997. The Unrecognized Origins of the New Policing: Linkages between Public and Private Policing. In: Felson, M. & Clarke, R. Eds. Business and Crime Prevention. Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press,  217-229.

Shearing, C. 1997. The Reinvention of Community Policing. In: Thomas, T. Ed. The Politics of the City: a Canadian Perspective. Toronto: Nelson Canada, 67-76.

Shearing, C. 1996. Public and Private Policing. In: Saulsbury, W., Mott, J., & Newburn, T. Eds. Themes in Contemporary Policing. London: Independent Committee of Inquiry into the Role and Responsibilities of the Police, 83-95.

Shearing, C. 1996. Rethinking Security. In: Brochu, S. Ed. Perspectives Actuelles en Criminology. Montreal: International Centre for Comparative Criminology, University of Montreal, 271-281.

Shearing, C. 1995. Policing the New South Africa. In: Hanson, J. & McNish, S. Eds. The Republic of South Africa: Prospects and Problems. Toronto: The Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies.

Shearing, C. 1995. Preface. In: Moore, D. & Forsythe, L. A New Approach to Juvenile Justice: an Evaluation of Family Conferencing in Wagga Wagga. Report to the Criminological Research Council. Wagga: Centre for Rural Social Research.

Shearing, C. 1995. Reinventing Policing: Policing as Governance. In: Sack, F., Vob, M., Frehsee, D., Funk, A. & Reinke, H. Eds. Privatisieirung Staatlicher Kontrolle: Befunde, Konzepte, Tendenze. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgellschaft, 70-87.

Shearing, C. 1994. Remaking the South African Police. In : Ncholo, P. Ed. Towards Democratic Policing. Cape Town: Esquire Press.

Shearing, C. 1994. Security as Logistics. In: Ncholo, P. Ed. Towards Democratic Policing. Cape Town: Esquire Press.

Shearing, C. 1994. The Fallacy of New Approaches to Policing. In: Ncholo, P. Ed. Towards Democratic Policing. Cape Town: Esquire Press.

Shearing, C. 1993. Alternative Forms of Policing. In: Glanz, L. Ed. Managing Crime in the New South Africa: Selected Readings. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council.

Shearing, C. 1991. Police Deviance and Accountability. In: Mathews, M.L., Heyman P.B. & Mathews, A.S. Eds. Policing the Conflict in South Africa. Gainsville: University of Florida Press, 105-113.

Shearing, C. 1993. A Constitutive Conception of Regulation. In: Braithwaite, J. & Grabosky, P. Eds. Business Regulation and Australia's Future. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, 67-79.

Braithwaite, J., Grabosky, P. & Shearing, C. 1993. Introduction. In: Braithwaite, J. & Grabosky, P. Eds. Business Regulation and Australia's Future. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, 1-8.

Shearing, C. 1991. The Relation Between Public and Private Policing. In: Tonry, M. & Morris, N. Eds. Modern Policing. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 399-434.

Gladstone, J., Ericson, R.V. & Shearing, C. 1991. Introduction. In: Gladstone, J, Ericson, R.V. & Shearing, C. Criminology: A Readers Guide. Toronto: Centre of Criminology.

Stenning, P.C. & Shearing, C. 1991. Policing. In: Gladstone, J., Ericson R.V. & Shearing, C.D. Eds. Criminology: A Readers Guide. Toronto: Centre of Criminology, 125-138.

Stenning, P.C., Addario, S.M., Condon, M.G. & Shearing, C. 1991. Controlling Interests: Two Conceptions of Ordering Financial Markets. In: Friedland, M.L. Ed. Securing Compliance: Seven Case Studies. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 88-119.

Addario, S.M., Stenning, P.C. & Shearing, C. 1987. Behind Union Lines: the Setting of Evidentiary Boundaries. In: Lowman, J., Menzies, R.J. & Palys, T.S. Eds. Transcarceration. Aldershot, Hampshire: Gower, 153-169.

Stenning, P.C. & Shearing, C. 1987. Reframing Policing. In: Shearing, C. & Stenning, P.C. Eds. Private Policing. Newbury Park: SAGE, 9-18.

Ericson, R.V. & Shearing, C. 1986. The Scientification of Police Work. In: Bohme, G. & Stehr, N. Eds. The Knowledge Society. Sociology of Science Yearbook, Vol. 10.  Dordrecht: Reidel, 129-159.

Shearing, C. 1987. Say 'Cheese'!-The Disney order that is not so Mickey Mouse. In: Shearing, C. & Stenning, P.C. Eds. Private Policing. Newbury Park: Sage. (Abridged version of ‘From the Panopticon to Disney World: The development of discipline’). 

Shearing, C. 1985. Riots. In: The Canadian Encyclopedia. Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers. (Reprinted in revised Edition, 1988), 1586-1587.

Stenning, P.C. & Shearing, C. 1985. Police. In: The Canadian Encyclopedia. Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers. (Reprinted in revised Edition, 1988), 1439-1440.

Shearing, C. & Stenning, P.C. 1985. Law Enforcement (Police). In: The Canadian Encyclopedia. Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers (Reprinted in revised Edition, 1988), 987.

Shearing, C. & Stenning, P.C. 1985. From the Panopticon to Disney World: The development of discipline. In : Doob, A.N. & Greenspan, E.L. Eds. Perspectives in Criminal Law: Essays in Honour of John Ll. J. Edwards. Toronto: Canada Law Book, 335-349.

Shearing, C. 1984. Dial-a-Cop: A Study of Police Mobilization. In: Akers, R.L. & Sagarin, E. Eds. Prevention and Social Defence. New York: Praeger, 77-88.

Shearing, C. & Stenning, P.C. 1983. Private Security and its Implications: A North American perspective. In: Rees, Anthony. Ed. Policing and Private Security. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, 16-44.

Shearing, C. 1983. Cops Don't Always See it That Way. In: Fleming, T. & Visano, L. Eds. Deviant Designations: Crime, Law and Deviance in Canada. Toronto: Butterworths, 374-388.

Shearing, C. 1981. Introduction. In: Shearing, C. Eds. Organizational Police Deviance: Its Structure and Control. Toronto: Butterworths, 1-8.

Shearing, C. 1981. Deviance and Conformity in the Reproduction of Order. In: Shearing, C. Eds. Organizational Police Deviance: Its Structure and Control. Toronto: Butterworths, 29-47.

Shearing, C. & Stenning, P.C. 1981. Modern Private Security: Its Growth and Implications. In: Tonry, M. & Morris, N. Eds. Crime and Justice: An Annual Review of Research, Vol. 3. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 193-245.

Shearing, C. 1981. Private Security in Canada: Some Questions and Answers. In: McGrath, W.T. & Mitchell, M.P. Eds. The Police Function in Canada. Toronto: Methuen, 53-76.

Shearing, C. & Stenning, P.C. 1980. Snowflakes or Good Pinches?: Private Security's Contribution to Modern Policing. In: Donelan, Rita. Ed. The Maintenance of Order in Society. Ottawa: Canadian Police College, 96-105.


Shearing, C., Harrington, C. & Holley, C. Forthcoming. Security and the Anthropocene in Law, International Relations and Criminology. Annual Review of Law and Social Science.

Shearing, C. & Berg, J.  Forthcoming. Governing through Harm: Preliminary thoughts from the Global South. Annals of the Americfan Academy of Political and Social Science. Special Issue: Regulating Crime: The New Criminology of Crime Control.

Harrington, C., Lecavalier, E. & Shearing, C. 2017.  From Passengers to Crew: Introductory Reflections. Crime, Law and Social Change: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Froestad, J. & Shearing, C.  2017. Energy and the Anthropocene: Security Challenges and Solutions. Crime, Law and Social Change: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Amicelle, A., Côté-Boucher, K., Dupont, B., Shearing, C., & Tanner, S. 2017. Criminology in the Face of Flows: Reflections on Contemporary Policing and Security.  Global Crime. 1-11.

Jensen, T.O., Shearing, C., Skauge, T.  & Persson, A. 2016.  Energy Civilization through Industrial Modernity and Beyond. Euro-Asian Journal of Sustainable Energy Development Policy, 5(1): 21-44.

Shearing, C.  2016. Reflections on the Nature of Policing and its DevelopmentPolice Practice & Research, 17(1): 84-91.

Honig, M., Petersen, S., Shearing, C., Pintér, L. & Kotze, I. 2015.  An investigation of the conditions under which farmers are likely to reshape their practices: Private land conservation in the Cape Winelands, South Africa, a case study.  Land Use Policy, 48: 389-400.

Stenning, P. & Shearing, C. 2015. Privatisation, Pluralisation and the Globalisation of Policing. Research Focus, 3(1): 1-8.

Petersen, S., Shearing, C & Nel, D. 2015. Sustainability Transitions: An Investigation of the Conditions under Which Corporations Are Likely To Reshape Their Practices to Reverse Environmental Degradation. Environmental Management and Sustainable Development, 4(1): 85-105.

Shearing, C. 2015. Criminology and the Anthropocene. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 15(3): 255-269.

Honig, M., Petersen, S., Herbstein, T., Roux, S., Nel, D. & Shearing, C. 2015. A Conceptual Framework to Enable the Changes Required for a One-planet Future. Environmental Values, 24(5): 663-688.

Pasquini, L., Ziervogel, G., Cowling, R.M. & Shearing, C. 2015. What Enables Local Governments to Mainstream Climate Change Adaptation? Lessons Learned from Two Municipal Case Studies in the Western Cape, South Africa. Climate and Development. Climate and Development, 7(1): 60-70.

Froestad, J., Grimwood, S., Herbstein, T. & Shearing, C. 2015. Policy Design and Nodal Governance: A Comparative Analysis of Determinants of Environmental Policy Change in a South African City. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research & Practice, 17(2): 174-191.

Van der Spuy, E. & Shearing, C. 2014. Curbing the Killing Fields: Making South Africa Safer. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 652(1): 186-205.

Pasquini, L. & Shearing, C. 2014. Municipalities, Politics, and Climate Change: An Example of the Process of Institutionalizing an Environmental Agenda within Local Government. Journal of Environment and Development, 23(2):271-296.

Van Steden, R., Wood, J., Shearing, C & Boutellier, H. 2013. The Many Faces of Nodal Policing: Team Play and Improvisation in Dutch Community Safety. Security Journal [online]:

Froestad, J. & Shearing, C. 2013. Meditative Reflections on Nils Christie’s ‘Words on Words’ through an African Lens. Restorative Justice Journal: An International Journal, 1(1): 31-46.

Nel, D., Shearing, C. & Reyers, B. 2011. Insurers could help address climate risks. Nature, 476(7358): 33.

Berg, J. & Shearing, C. 2011.The Practice of Crime Prevention: Design Principles for More Effective Security Governance. SA Crime Quarterly, 36:23-30.

Shearing, C. & Marks, M. 2011. Being a New Police in the Liquid 21st Century. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 5(2): 1-9.

Shearing, C. 2011. Re-considering the Field of Policing: A Review of The Policing Web. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 53(3): 325-342.

Bradlow,B., Bolnick, J. & Shearing, C. 2011. Housing, Institutions, Money: The Failures and Promise of Human Settlements Policy and Practice in South Africa. Environment and Urbanisation, 23(1): 267-275.

Wood, J., Shearing, C. & Froestad, J. 2011. Restorative Justice and Nodal Governance. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 35(1):1-18.

Shearing, C. & Johnston, L. 2010. Nodal Wars and Network Fallacies: A Genealogical Analysis of Global Insecurities. Theoretical Criminology, 14(4): 1-20.

Shearing, C. 2010. Introduction to the Series. Police Practice & Research, 11(5): 451-453.

Feltes, T. & Shearing, C. 2009. E-Learning Crossing Borders: Policing (all around) the World. The Criminologist, 34(4): 15-16.

Wood, J. & Shearing, C. 2009. De Nodale Politiefunctie (Being a Nodal Police). Justitiële verkenningen (Judicial Explorations). Nodal Governance en Veiligheidszorg, 35(1): 11-28.

Johnston, L. & Shearing, C. 2009. From a 'Dialogue of the Deaf' to a 'Dialogue of Listening': Towards a new Methodology of Policing Research and Practice. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 10(5&6): 415-422.

Marks, M., Shearing, C. & Wood, J. 2009. Who Should the Police Be? Finding a New Narrative for Community Policing in South Africa. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal. 10(2): 145-155.

Shearing, C. 2008. Making South Africa Safe: Possibilities and Prospects. Acta Criminologica, CRIMSA Conference Special Edition, 1: 1-11,9.

Burris, S., Kempa, M. & Shearing, C. 2008. Changes in Governance: A Cross-Disciplinary Review of Current Scholarship. Akron Law Review, 4(1): 1-66.

Ayling, J. & Shearing, C. 2008. Taking Care of Business: Public Police as Commercial Security Vendors. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 8(1): 27-50.

Shearing, C. & Foster, D. 2007. Back to the Future in South African Security: From Intentions to Effective Mechanisms. Acta Juridica, 16: 156-170.

Shearing, C. & Wood, J. 2007. From the Guest Editors: Re-shaping policing: Ideas in Action. Police Practice and Research, 8(2): 99-106.

Gunningham, N., Holley, C. & Shearing, C. 2007. Neighbourhood Environmental Improvement Plans: Community Empowerment, Voluntary Collaboration and Legislative Design. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 24(2): 125-151.

Stenning, P.C. & Shearing, C. 2005. Reforming Police-Opportunities, Drivers and Challenges. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 38(2): 167-180.

Brodeur, J.P. & Shearing, C. 2005. Configuring Security and Justice. European Journal of Criminology, 2(4): 379-406.

Burris, S., Drahos, P. & Shearing, C. 2005. Nodal Governance. Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, 30: 30-58.  

Shearing, C. 2005. Die Politische Produktion von Sicherheit. Kriminologisches Journal, 37(2): 82-92

Marks, M. & Shearing, C. 2005. Reconceptualizing reform practice in South African policing. South African Review of Sociology, 36(2): 131-140.

Shearing, C. & Johnston, L. 2005. Justice in the Risk Society. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 38(1): 25-38.

Shearing, C. & Kempa, M. 2004. A Museum of Hope: A Story of Robben Island. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 592: 62-78.

Shearing, C. 2004. Nodal Security. Police Quarterly, 8: 57-63.

Cartwright, J. & Shearing, C. 2004. Building Peace in the Cape. Safer SocietyThe Journal of Crime Reduction and Community Safety, 23: 20-22.

Shearing, C. & Marks, M. 2004. Diversity in Policing: Multi-agency Frameworks and Strategies. Society in Transition, 35(2): 197-203.

Shearing, C. 2004. Thoughts on Sovereignty. Policing and Society, 14: 5-12.

Dupont, B., Grabosky, P. & Shearing, C. 2004. The Governance of Security in Weak and Failing States. Criminal Justice: An International Journal of Policy and Practice, 3(4): 331-349.

Shearing, C. & Wood, J. 2003. Governing Security for Common Goods. International Journal of the Sociology of Law, 31(3): 205-225.

Shearing, C. & Wood, J. 2003. Nodal Governance, Democracy and the New Denizens. Journal of Law and Society, 30(3): 400-419.

Shearing, C., Jenneker, M. & Cartwright, J. 2001. Securite gouvernance et communautes marginales. Quartiers sensibles ici et ailleurs, Les Cahiers de La Securite Interieure, 49: 79-98.

Kempa, M. & Shearing, C. 2002. Microscopic and Macroscopic Responses to Inequalities in the Governance of Security: Respective Experiments in South Africa and Northern IrelandSpecial Issue on Transitions of Crime and Policing, Transformations, 49: 25-54.

Aral, S., Burris, S. & Shearing, C. 2002. Health and the Governance of Security: A Tale of Two Systems. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. 30: 632-643.

Shearing, C. 2001. A Nodal Conception of Governance: Thoughts on a Police Commission. Policing and Society. (Special Issue on Policing in Northern Ireland), 11(3-4): 259-272.

Shearing, C. 2001. Punishment and the Changing Face of Governance. Punishment and Society. 3(2): 203-220.

Shearing, C. & Kempa, M. 2000. Rethinking the Governance of Security in Transitional Democracies. Nigerian Law Enforcement Review, 33-37.

Shearing, C. 2000. 'A New Beginning' for Policing. Journal of Law and Society, 27(3): 386-393.

Shearing, C. & Wood, J. 2000. Reflections on the Governance of Security, a Normative Inquiry. Police Practice: An International Journal, 1(4): 457-476.

Shearing, C. 1999. Zero Tolerance. Criminal Law Bulletin, 35(August): 378-83.

Kempa, M., Carrier, R., Wood., J. & Shearing, C. 1999. Reflections on the Evolution of the Concept of ‘Private Policing’. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, 7: 197-223.

Wood, J. & Shearing, C. 1999. Reinventing Intellectuals. Canadian Journal of Criminology. (Special Issue on Research: Policy, Models and Issues), 41(2): 311-320.

Wood., J. & Shearing, C. 1998. Securing Safety on Campus: A Case Study. Canadian Journal of Criminology, 40(1): 81-95.

Shaw, M. & Shearing, C. 1997. Reshaping Security: An Examination of the Governance of Security in South Africa. African Security Review, 7(3): 3-12.

O’Malley, P., Weir, L., & Shearing, C. 1997. Governmentality, Criticism, Politics. Economy and Society, 26(4): 501-517.

Bayley, D. & Shearing, C. 1996. The Future of Policing. Law and Society Review, 30(3): 585-606.

Shearing, C. 1995. Transforming the Culture of Policing: Thoughts from South Africa. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology (special issue), 54-61.

Shearing, C. 1994. Participatory Policing: Modalities in Lay Participation. Imbizo, 1(2): 5-10.

Shearing, C. 1994. Transformations of Governance: The Case of Community Policing. Sash, 37(1):21.

Shearing, C. 1994. Sécurité privée et technologies en Amérique du Nord. Securite et Technologies. Paris: IHESI.

Shearing, C. 1994. Reinventing Policing: Policing as Governance. Imbizo, 1(1): 285-308.

Shearing, C. 1992. Changing Police Culture: The Bottom-Up View. Platypus, 36: 15-16.

Shearing, C. 1992. The Relation between Public and Private Policing, Crime and Justice, 15: 399-434.

Shearing, C. & Ericson, R. V. 1991. Culture as Figurative Action. British Journal of Sociology, 42(4): 481-506.

Shearing, C. 1991. La Recherche d'une Police Communautaire: L'histoire d'un Grand Ensemble de Toronto. Déviance et Société, 15(3): 353-359.

Shearing, C. 1991. Policing the Transformation. Work in Progress, 79:22.

Shearing, C. 1991. Police and Government: The Quest for Impartial Policing. Work in Progress, 78:17-19.

Shearing, C. 1991. Policing the Police: the Ombudsman Solution. Indicator SA: Political Monitor. 8(4):11-14.

Shearing, C. 1990. Re-ordering Thoughts: A Reply to Alan Hunt. Canadian Journal of Criminology, 32(4):659-660.

Shearing, C. 1989. Decriminalizing Criminology: Reflections on the Literal and Tropological Meaning of the Term. Canadian Journal of Criminology, 31(2): 169-178.

Petrunik, M.G. & Shearing, C. 1988. The 'I,' the 'Me,' and the 'It': Moving Beyond the Meadian Conception of Self. Canadian Journal of Sociology, 13(4): 435-448.

Shearing, C. 1986. Policing South Africa: Reflections on Botha's Reforms. Canadian Journal of Sociology, 11(3): 293-307.

Shearing, C., Stenning, P. & Addario, S. 1985. Corporate Perceptions of Private Security. The Canadian Police College Journal, 9(4): 367-390. (In French in the same issue: Comment l'entreprise perçoit sécurité privée, 401-425.)

Shearing, C., Stenning, P. & Addario, S. 1985. Public Perceptions of Private Security. The Canadian Police College Journal, 9(3): 225-253. (In French in the same issue: Comment le public perçoit la sécurité privée: 141-167.)

Stenning, R. & Shearing, C. 1984. Corporate Justice: Some Preliminary Thoughts. The Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 17(2): 79-86.

Petrunik, M & Shearing, C. 1980. Fragile facades: Stuttering and the Strategic Manipulation of Awareness. Social Problems, 31(2): 125-138.

Shearing, C. & Stenning, P. 1983. Private Security: Implications for Social Control. Social Problems, 30(5): 493-506.

Feuerverger, A. & Shearing, C. 1982. An Analysis of the Prosecution of Shoplifters. Criminology, 20(2): 273-289.

Shearing, C. 1980. Subterranean Processes in the Maintenance of Power: an Examination of the Mechanisms Co-ordinating Police Action. The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 18(3): 283-298.

Stenning, P. & Shearing, C. 1980. The Quiet Revolution: The Nature, Development and General Legal Implications of Private Policing in Canada. Criminal Law Quarterly, 22: 220-248.

Shearing, C. & Stenning, P.C. 1979. Private Security and Private Justice: Doing Justice to Justice. British Journal of Law and Society, 6(2): 261-271.

Shearing, C. 1978. Private Security in Canada: Size; Private Security in Canada: Growth and Expenditure; Private Security in Canada: the People. Resources Protection, 7(5): 6,36; 7(6): 8,21; 7(7): 23.

Shearing, C. & Leon, S.J. 1976. Reconsidering the Police Role: a Challenge to a Challenge of a Popular Conception. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Corrections, (4): 331-345.

Shearing, C. 1973. Towards a Phenomenological Sociology or Towards a Solution to the Parsonian Puzzle. Catalyst, 7: 9-14.

Shearing, C. 1973. How to Make Theories Untestable: A Guide to Theorists. The American Sociologist, 8(7): 33-37.