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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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Policing Citizens

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P.A.J. WaddingtonProfessor of Sociology, University of Reading

ISBN13: 9781857286922
ISBN: 1857286928
Published: April 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Format: Hardback
Price: £110.00

This analysis of policing throughout the modern world demonstrates how many of the contentious issues surrounding the police in recent years - from paramilitarism to community policing - have their origins in the fundamentals of the police role. The author argues that this results from a fundamental tension within this role. In liberal democratic societies, police are custodians of the state's monopoly of legitimate force, yet they also wield authority over citizens who have their own set of rights.

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1. What is Policing? 2. Keeping People in their Place 3. Keeping Dissent in its Place 4. Thought, Talk and Action 5. Abusing Authority 6. Controlling Police Officers 7. Controlling Police Organizations 8. Reform and Change