The police in America are charged with keeping peace and maintaining order in society. In order for them to achieve these goals, they need power and authority to force those who do not comply to do so. Police have been defined as institutions or individuals given the general right by the state to use coercive force within the state's domestic territory. There are two important ideas in this definition. First is the right to use coercive force. This means that the police have the right to use force to overcome ...

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