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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.

War, Policing, and Killing
War, Policing, and Killing
Ccile Fabre
INTRODUCTION

Both war and policing involve the use of force. While force in war is more often than not lethal, in policing it usually falls short of killing. The adverb ‘usually’ masks considerable differences between countries. We do not know for sure how many people exactly are killed by police officers in the US (whether unjustly or not), as it is up to the 17,000 or so law enforcement agencies operating on US soil to report those acts. But estimates place the yearly number of police-induced fatalities at several hundreds. By contrast, the Department of Justice keeps data on police officers killed in the line of duty – 48 such deaths occurred in 2012.1 In the UK, ...

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