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NCJ Number: 158035 Find in a Library
Title: Power to Police Effectively (From Police: Powers, Procedures and Proprieties, P 61-74, 1986, John Benyon and Colin Bourn, eds. -- See NCJ-158031)
Author(s): K Oxford
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 14
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: Implications of social change, particularly mobility, urbanization, and the increasing ease of communication, for England's police service and the police response to social change are discussed.
Abstract: Public opinion polls in England place the police service at the top of the list of organizations in which citizens have the most confidence. On the other hand, the police service is being subjected to criticism that focuses on public complaints against the police, accountability, the use of technology, and the policing of inner cities and racially sensitive areas. Police officers are being scrutinized more critically than ever before by politicians, the press, pressure groups, the general public, and by the police themselves. The balance between public acceptance of the police and law enforcement responsibilities is examined. Provisions of England's Police and Criminal Evidence Act of 1984 are described that attempt to achieve compatibility between community interests in bringing offenders to justice and the rights and liberties of suspected or accused persons and that cover police powers to stop, search, and detain suspects. 14 notes
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Complaints against police; England; Foreign laws; Police community relations; Police effectiveness; Police misconduct; Police policies and procedures; Police reform; Police responsibilities; Public Opinion of the Police; Search and seizure; Social change; Stop and frisk; World criminology
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