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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, ‘Police’ and the Urban
Police, Police and the Urban
Graham Denyer Willis
INTRODUCTION

On September 26, 2012, Florisvaldo de Oliveira was shot no less than twenty times as he stepped out of his car, parked on the curb near his house. In the small Brazilian city of Pindamonhagaba, hours distant from the sprawling twenty million-strong metropolis of São Paulo, he died laid out on the asphalt. The assailants had been expecting him. A devout Pentecostal Christian, he was approached by two men when he arrived home from a church service near midnight with his family. One shot him repeatedly with a .380 calibre handgun. The other used a .45, made, according to some media reports, in the United States and restricted for use in the American ...

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