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Complaints against Police

  • By: David B. Taylor
  • 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 unique role of the police is shaped by many factors, the most critical of which is the authority to use force. According to Egon Bittner (1975), this one distinguishing feature is at the core of the police role in society. ...

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