Peter Manning

Elmer V.H. and Eileen M. Brooks Chair in Policing
education Ph.D., 1966, Sociology
Duke Univeristy
Mailing address 431 CH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Peter K. Manning holds the Elmer V. H. and Eileen M. Brooks Chair in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University, Boston, MA. He has taught at Michigan State, MIT, Oxford, and the University of Michigan, and was a fellow of the National Institute of Justice, Balliol and Wolfson Colleges, Oxford, the American Bar Foundation, the Rockefeller Villa (Bellagio), and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, Oxford. Listed in Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World, he has been awarded many contracts and grants, the Bruce W. Smith and the O.W. Wilson Awards from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the Charles Horton Cooley Award from the Michigan Sociological Association. The author and editor of some 20 books, including Privatization of Policing: Two Views (with Brian Forst) (Georgetown University Press, 2000), his research interests include the rationalizing and interplay of private and public policing, democratic policing, crime mapping and crime analysis, uses of information technology, and qualitative methods.

Professor Manning is currently researching the transformation of policing in Ireland since the Patten Report and is frequently in Belfast and Dublin in this connection.

Selected Publications


Peter K. Manning and Marcello Truzzi (eds.), Youth and Sociology, Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall. 1972

Peter K. Manning (ed.), Youth: Divergent Perspectives, New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1973.

Peter K. Manning with the assistance of Martine Zucker, The Sociology of Mental Health and Illness. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill. 1976.

Peter K. Manning, Police Work: The Social Organization of Policing, Cambridge, Massachusetts: M.I.T. Press, 1977. 1977 nominee for C. Wright Mills Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems.

Peter K. Manning, Police Work, 2.e Prospect Heights, Ill.: Waveland Press, 1997, Second edition has a new Preface, Introduction, and Epilogue. Also available in on-line edition from York University.

Peter K. Manning and John Van Maanen (eds.). Policing: A View from the Street, Santa Monica: Goodyear Publishing Company. 1977. To appear revised and re-titled with Michael W. Raphael and John Van Maanen in 2012.

Jay R. Williams, Lawrence John Redlinger and Peter K. Manning, Police Narcotics Control: Patterns and Strategies, Washington. D.C.: U.S.G.P.O.,1979.

Peter K. Manning, The Narcs’ Game: Organizational and Informational Limits on Drug Law Enforcement, Cambridge, Massachusetts: M.I.T. Press, 1980.

Nominee for the Leslie Wilkins Award, School of Criminal Justice, SUNY, Albany, 1982, second edition, Waveland Press, 2004 with new preface, introduction, appendix and epilogue.

Robert B. Smith and Peter K. Manning (eds.). Handbook of Social Science Methods, Volume II, Qualitative Methods, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Ballinger,1982.

Peter K. Manning, Semiotics and Fieldwork. Sage Publications, Newbury Park, CA, 1987. Selected for inclusion in online version for SAGE Research Methods On Line (October, 2009). This is a royalty producing publication.

Peter K. Manning, Symbolic Communication: Signifying Calls and the Police Response. Cambridge, M.I.T.Press, 1988. “Special Recognition” in The Cooley Award Competition, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, 1990. Also available as paperback.

Peter K. Manning, Organizational Communication. Hawthorne, N.Y.: Aldine DeGruyter, 1992.

Brian Forst and Peter K. Manning (authorship is alphabetical) Private Policing: Two Views Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 1999.

Peter K. Manning Policing Contingencies.Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. published in a Spanish edition in Chile and Uruguay, 2011.

Luis Gerardo Gabaldon, Hector Hernadez. B., Michael Levi . Peter K. Manning and Per Strangeland, Delincuencia Económica Y Tecnologías De La Información.Centro de Investigaciones Jurídicas, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello: Caracas, Venezuela, 2005.

Jack Greene editor, and associate editors, Gary Cordner, Peter K. Manning and Edward Maguire, Encyclopedia of Police Sciences, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2007.

Peter K. Manning The Technology of Policing: Crime Mapping, Information Technology and the Rationality of Crime Control. New York: New York University Press 2008. Paper edition issued, 2011.

Democratic Policing in a Changing World. Boulder, Colorado: Paradigm Publishers, 2010 (paper edition issued February 2011).

Phenomenological Theories of Crime (with Michael W. Raphael) Oxford University on Line Bibliographies, 2011.

Selected Honors & Awards

Pi Gamma Mu Social Science Honorary Willamette University, selected 1960

Phi Kappa Phi- national honorary, Northeastern University selected, 2004.

N.D.E.A. Fellowship, 1962-1964, Duke University

N.S.F. Summer Fellowship, 1963, 1964, Duke University).

Outstanding Alumni Citation, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. 1981 (1 of 3 given each year)

Visiting Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford University, 1981; 1982

Fellow, Balliol College, Oxford University, 1982-1983

(M.A. Status, Oxon, 1983)

Research Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford University, 1984-1986

Beto Lecturer, Sam Houston State University, (October, 1990)

Bruce W. Smith Award for “Contributionsto Criminal Justice,” Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. (ACJS), 1993

Charles Horton Cooley Memorial Award from the Michigan Sociological Association for “Distinguished Contributions to Sociology in Michigan,” October, 1994

O.W. Wilson Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, for “Exemplifying the Highest Ideals of Police Educators, Researchers and Practitioners,” March. 1997. (Police Section Award)

Fellow, American Bar Foundation, August-December, 1998.

Resident, Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy, March, 2000 (with Keith Hawkins, Oriel College, Oxford, for joint work on legal decision-making)

Practice-Oriented Research Fellow, Northeastern University, September 2003- August, 2004. This included a small research stipend and summer salary for a study of the impact of Co-op experience on transition to work among police officers.

Professional Associations & Affiliations

American Society of Criminology – International Committee 1986 – Division of Critical

Criminology, Elected Executive Counselor 1992 -1995

Program Committee, 1994, 2006

Awards Committee, 1994-95

American Sociological Association (member of sections on social theory, criminology and environmental sociology) Elected member of Executive Council, Criminology Section, 1979-1982, 1990-92 Organizer,Session on Phenomenology, 1976

Elected member, Publications Committee, 1981-1983


Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 1991-


International Sociological Association (Research Committee on Deviance and Control)


Law and Society Association (from 1984-) Program Committee, 1989-1990


North Central Sociological Association

Section Head, Medical Sociology, 1967

Program Chair, 1970

Panel and Section Head, 1970; 1977

Program Committee, 1971-1972

Elected Member-at-Large, Executive Council, 1979-1981


Society for the Study of Social Problems (Environment and Technology, and Crime and Delinquency Sections)

Chair, Social Problems Theory Division, 1971-1972

Section Head, Social Problems Theory Session, 1971-1972

Roundtable Discussion Organizer and Participant, Crime and Delinquency Section, 1977

Program Committee, 1978

Chair, Drinking and Drugs Division, 1980- 1982

C. Wright Mills Award Committee, 1991-92


Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction

Chair, Cooley Award Committee, 1988-89

Chair, Publications Committee, 1991-93

Vice-President (elect), 1992-93

Program Chair, 1993


Michigan Sociological Society, Executive Board, 1996-1999

Ruffin Society Boston, MA from 2001-

European Society of Criminology from 2005-