Policing Citizens: Police, Power and the State, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Policing Citizens

Police, Power and the State, 1st Edition

By P.A.J. Waddington

Routledge

288 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781857286939
pub: 1998-12-16
$71.95
x
Hardback: 9781857286922
pub: 1998-12-16
Currently out of stock
$205.00
x
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780203501634
pub: 2002-11-01
from $35.98


FREE Standard Shipping!

Description

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General