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Seeing Through Police | Issue 22 | n+1
The police were designed to respond to citizen demands and requirements for service as much because this represented prevention or deterrence of the sources of crime as because the police were intended to act symbolically as one citizen would to another in time of need. The symbolic centrality of police action as standing for the collective concern of people, one for another, cannot and should not be underestimated. Law has grown up as a means of formalizing the conditions under which the police must act and cannot act but does not provide the basis on which they do or should act.
greif/mark  police  democracy  constitution  order  law  violence  touch  conflict  negotiation  crime  bestof  2016 
may 2016 by djdork

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