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Police Accountability

  • By: William C. Plouffe
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

The primary function of the police is criminal law enforcement—in other words, holding individual citizens accountable for their criminal acts. However, accountability is a double-edged sword. There are few who would disagree that there must be ...

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