Keyword:Reproducing Order: A Study of Police Patrol Work Police Patrol Canada Case Studies Centre of Criminology 243 pages including index. Reveals that police are not mere 'referees' of our legal lives

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

By: Ericson, Richard V.

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division: 1982

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 61100232

ISBN: 0802064752

Condition: Very Good


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... View more info