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NCJ Number: 97567 Find in a Library
Title: Police of China
Journal: Criminal Justice International  Dated:(Winter 1985)  Pages:5-8
Author(s): Anonymous
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 4
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes police organization, selection, and training in China and discusses the police role there.
Abstract: The decentralization of China's police is reported, and efforts to balance their power with the strength of the Chinese military are analyzed. The centralized power of the Ministry of Public Security, which is responsible for policing throughout China, is addressed. The police role in working with neighborhood committee, mediation committees, and other organizations which govern the community is delineated. Various avenues open to a person wishing to become a police officer are detailed. These include competition in a national examination for one of the spots at the Public Security University in Beijing or application for an entry-level position. The article looks at the program at the Public Security University, compares Chinese police officers to their Western counterparts, and highlights police use of informants. The friendly relationship between the police and the public is mentioned. Three photographs are included.
Index Term(s): China; Foreign police; Foreign police training; Police community relations; Police education; Police equipment; Police organizational structure; Police personnel selection; Police recruit training; US/foreign comparisons
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