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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 in Armed Conflict
Police in Armed Conflict
Robert M. Perito

This chapter will describe the role of civil police and police constabulary forces (gendarmes) in armed conflict. It will focus on the role that police played in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It will also look at the more recent experience of police in United Nations peace enforcement missions in Mali and the Central African Republic. While police are involved in armed conflicts in other nations, these four case studies have held centre stage and involved the world's most powerful organizations and countries. The use of police and the lessons learned in these conflicts will likely influence the role that police and constabulary will play in future contingencies. The experience in Iraq and Afghanistan ...

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