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NCJ Number: 119022 Find in a Library
Title: Police Rules and the Organization of Policing in Queensland, 1905-1916
Journal: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology  Volume:22  Issue:2  Dated:(June 1989)  Pages:95-108
Author(s): M Finnane
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 14
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: The development of the modern form of policing required a bureaucratic apparatus complete with rules and regulations prescribing police procedures. In spite of the organizational significance of police rule books and manuals, little is known about their origins and composition.
Abstract: Conflict between the Queensland Police commissioner, W. G Cahill (1905-16), and other senior criminal justice system personnel over the content and authorization of a police rule book for Queensland suggests that the prescription of police practices and procedure was itself the outcome of longer-term changes in the organization of policing; in particular of an increasing demand for police autonomy from other elements of the criminal justice system. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
Index Term(s): Australia; Police organizational structure
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