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The Policing Web

Jean-Paul Brodeur


This book seeks to give a comprehensive theory of policing. To set out the background for such a theory, the diverse types of agencies involved in policing, the history of policing, and the representations of policing in the press and in police literature are examined. The police are then defined by their use of a wide array of means, including violence, which are prohibited as legal violations for all other citizens. This definition is tested in the subsequent chapters bearing on the main components of the police web. First, the public police working in uniform are described in respect of who ... More

Keywords: policing, history, media, force, legalization, appearances, investigation, intelligence, private security, technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199740598
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740598.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean-Paul Brodeur, author
University of Montreal