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Police Structure: Centralized/Decentralized

  • 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)
  • Keywords:police; policing

There are two main aspects of police force structure to consider when thinking of police centralization or decentralization:

  • Level of subordination, which refers to aspects of the police hierarchy
  • Range of fragmentation of the forces, which ...
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