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The SAGE Handbook of Global Policing examines and critically retraces the field of policing studies by posing and exploring a series of fundamental questions to do with the concept and institutions of policing and their relation to social and political life in today's globalized world. The volume is structured in the following four parts: Part One: Lenses Part Two: Social and Political Order Part Three: Legacies Part Four: Problems and Problematics. By bringing new lines of vision and new voices to the social analysis of policing, and by clearly demonstrating why policing matters, the Handbook will be an essential tool for anyone in the field.

Police Lawfulness and Public Security
Police Lawfulness and Public Security
Tracy L. Meares
INTRODUCTION

What are police1 for? For those living in the United States this question has become a searing one in the months since August 9, 2014, the date on which unarmed African American teenager Michael Brown was killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, MO. In the months following Michael Brown's death, the United States has trained its attention on fatalities resulting from incidents of police use of force occurring all over the country. Most of these incidents have been captured on some form of video – a police body camera, a surveillance camera, a cell phone of a random passer-by – and most show in visceral and palpable fashion African American males ...

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