Who are the police and what is policing?

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At this time of much change to police organisations across the world, due to austerity or other issues such as increased terrorist threat, an opportunity arises for reflection upon what we actually mean by the terms police and policing. This is quite an important point, as there is a need to differentiate between the two concepts in order to introduce such changes and to provide an effective response to perceived threats.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-44
JournalAustralasian Policing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2015


  • Policing
  • Crime prevention
  • Social security
  • law enforcement
  • Police administration


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