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Whistle-Blowing

  • By: Daniel Agatino
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

The origin of the term whistle-blower is unclear. Some have argued that the word is derived from an English police officer's use of a whistle while trying to apprehend a criminal. Others have analogized the word with a referee who blows ...

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