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Police Corruption

  • By: Maurice E. Punch
  • 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 police organization is the primary public agency representing the state in the lives of citizens. In Western-style democracies the police institution is ostensibly subject to accountability through adherence to the rule of law and due process. Deviation from the ideal ...

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