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NCJ Number: 158033 Find in a Library
Title: Policing the Community: Powers, Procedures and Participation (From Police: Powers, Procedures and Proprieties, P 45-52, 1986, John Benyon and Colin Bourn, eds. -- See NCJ-158031)
Author(s): J Benyon
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Pergamon Press Limited
Oxford, OX3 0BW, England
Sale Source: Pergamon Press Limited
Headington Hill Hall
Oxford, OX3 0BW,
United Kingdom
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Societal changes, particularly mobility and television, have affected crime and policing in England and public expectations of how police officers should behave.
Abstract: Because society has changed, police powers and procedures have been adapted to circumstances of the present day and the foreseeable future. Specifically, statutory powers of police to stop and search and to set up road checks have been changed by the Police and Criminal Evidence Act of 1984. A central problem with stop and search powers, however, is that they are difficult to supervise. Difficulties in proper supervision are partly inherent in the job of policing, but they are also affected by the relationship between police supervisors and officers. Because stop and search powers cannot be regulated effectively by law and because effective police supervision is important, community involvement is essential to enhance police policies and operations in terms of such policing factors as identity, consent, and effectiveness. 13 notes and 1 figure
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Community involvement; England; Foreign laws; Police community relations; Police effectiveness; Police policies and procedures; Police reform; Police responsibilities; Public Opinion of the Police; Search and seizure; Social change; Stop and frisk; Television programming; Traffic law enforcement; World criminology
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