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Policing and the idea of democracy

Jones, Trevor and Newburn, Tim and Smith, David J. (1996) Policing and the idea of democracy. British Journal of Sociology, 36 (2). pp. 182-198. ISSN 0007-1315

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Abstract

This paper has four major objectives. First, through reference to the considerable body of writing on democratic theory, to attempt to clarify what is meant by ‘democracy’. Secondly, to explore the difficulties in applying such concepts to the police service, and to examine how writers of different perspectives have approached this task in the past. Thirdly, to distil a set of ‘democratic criteria’ which might be applied to the police service, and finally, to consider the institutional arrangements through which such principles might be applied.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://bjc.oxfordjournals.org/
Additional Information: © 1996 The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Delinquency
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Mannheim Centre for Criminology
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2015 12:43
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2015 12:43
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61283

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