oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Democracy and policing: an introduction to paradox

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



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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