Controversies in Policing (Controversies in Crime and by Quint C. Thurman, Andrew Giacomazzi

By Quint C. Thurman, Andrew Giacomazzi

This booklet of unique essays provides arguable themes, then encourages the readers to think about what they believe must be performed. the decisions establish a number of of the prevailing matters in policing approximately which anything has to be performed; then, they current quite a few viewpoints on attainable strategies. this can be performed opposed to the backdrop of an period of vital switch in all over the world safeguard, post-9/11, that has triggered significant alterations within the demeanour during which the U.S. conducts its political, social and financial affairs.Chapter evaluate questions provide a chance to synthsize the fabric from the chapters.

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POLICING IN THE AGE OF TERRORISM Traditionally, a clear distinction between formal and informal social control practices is observable, particularly when considering the police institution. It was possible to argue quite effectively that police represent society’s most formal institutions of control and had only a distant effect on influencing, organizing and managing informal social controls. Police historically had little organized interaction with service agencies and when this interaction occurred, it was usually in response to requests from these agencies.

Consider a few of the changes that are coming about in both local and federal law enforcement because of the globalization movement. S. Police Federal Law Police Focus Decline in Civil Rights enforcement Decline in traditional domestic crime investigation Increased dependence on local information Increased international investigation Increase in international police training Increased collection and analysis of intelligence data Municipal Police Focus Increased watchman/security oriented Security of infrastructure rather than businesses Reemergence of Bomb Squads and Hazard Materials Units Reduction in drug enforcement Increased role in immigration law enforcement Increased domestic surveillance Decline in community policing orientation Renewed emphasis on crowd control 37 38 CONTROVERSIES IN POLICING These changes are likely to continue into the next decade, though modifications will occur because the political focus on terrorism stands in stark contrast to the forces of globalization.

In essence, the police became more capable of both facilitating economic control and broadened their core function to include symbolic violence while expanding the targets of their violence by abstraction. Recent decades have seen the police begin to use symbolic violence and hyper-efficient applications of traditional force. Police began the symbolic occupation of public and problem spaces through the intrusion of service agencies, institutions, and private as well as residential space. These intrusions were made in an effort to further order society and often utilized symbolic violence.

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