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The Retrieval of Liberalism in Policing

Luke William Hunt


There is a growing sense that many liberal states are in the midst of a shift in norms—a shift that is happening slowly and for a variety of reasons relating to security. The Internet and tech booms—paving the way for new forms of electronic surveillance—predated the 9/11 attacks by several years, while the police’s vast use of secret informants and deceptive operations began well before that. The recent uptick in reactionary movements—movements in which the rule of law seems expendable—began many years after 9/11 and continues to this day. One way to describe this book is as an examination of ... More

Keywords: liberalism, policing, rule of law, personhood, informants, deception, surveillance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190904999
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190904999.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luke William Hunt, author
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Radford University