oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Democracy and policing: an introduction to paradox
|Article Title||Democracy and policing: an introduction to paradox|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Criminology, University of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1990|
|Pages||36 - 42|
|Keyword(s)||Authority to police society, Bureaucracy, Democratic restrictions, Disruptive of freedom, Freedom of religion, Freedom of speech, Individual rights, Invasive of privacy, Power, Representative government, Right to vote, Social contract, Sovereignty of law and Value of individual|
A democracy is heavily dependent upon its police to maintain the degree of order that makes a free society possible. It looks to its police to facilitate those aspects vital to a democratic way of life: to prevent people from preying on one another, to provide a sense of security to resolve conflicts and to protect free elections, freedom of assembly and freedom of movement.
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