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The Politics Of The Police
This third edition has been completely revised and updated to take account of recent and profound changes in the law, policy and organization of policing. The Police and Magistrates Courts Act 1994, the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, the Police Act 1996 and the Public Order Bill have all had a major impact on policing in the UK during this period. The social a ...more
Published March 22nd 2001 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published November 30th 1992)
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Before Reiner and a few like minded academics, the criminology of law enforcement fell into two camps. The traditionalists who believed that policing with consent reflected a public consensus and the revisionists who thought that the police were purely instruments of the capitalist state. In a democracy, of course, the truth lies somewhere between the two and Reiner is one of the best exponents of this. I couldn't have done my PHD without him.