Policing Citizens: Police, Power and the State

1st Edition

P.A.J. Waddington

Published December 16, 1998
Reference - 288 Pages
ISBN 9781857286939 - CAT# RU39274

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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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