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NCJ Number: 119582 Find in a Library
Title: Organization of Law Enforcement in the Soviet Union
Journal: Police Studies  Volume:12  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1989)  Pages:18-24
Author(s): R J Terrill
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 7
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Although there are many systems of police organization, such systems tend to follow one of two basic models.
Abstract: One is a fragmented, decentralized system with a great deal of local autonomy. The other model is a national and highly centralized mode of organization. This article uses the Soviet Union as an example of the second type; it explores the social, cultural and historical features that support such a model. 10 references (Publisher abstract)
Main Term(s): History of criminal justice
Index Term(s): Marxism; Organizational theories; Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)
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