oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Policing styles
|Article Title||Policing styles|
|© 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 1992|
|Pages||81 - 85|
|Keyword(s)||Bureaucratic nature, Crime prevention, Functional categories, Goals, Heterogeneity of public, Internal environment, Investigating crimes, Keeping peace, Law enforcement, Legalistic, Military style, Order maintenance, Preventative, Repressive, Service, Social services and Watchman|
The police role is one of those social roles about which there is widespread uncertainty, particularly because, more than any other role, it consists of a service from and to society. It can never be performed in isolation, for it involves constant interaction with society.
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