Reproducing Order: A Study of Police Patrol Work (Canadian Studies in Criminology)

By: Ericson, Richard V.

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0802064752 243 pages including index. Reveals that police are not mere 'referees' of our legal lives, blowing the whistle on our infractions. They are censors of certain types of possibly wrongful actions. They are selective in their invocation of criminal law and use the law artfully to restore settings to 'orderliness'. Author and his colleagues followed the work of patrol officers in a large Canadian regional police force. From their direct observations comes a wealth of information, quantitatively assembled and qualitatively discussed, with insights into the nature of policing. Prior owner's details upon half-title page else unmarked. Light to moderate wear. Glossy illustrated covers. Solid copy.