Improving the status of police patrol

Barry Loveday

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Audit Commission proposals to improve police effectiveness have emphasized efficiency gains through the introduction of new technology and better use of existing specialist resources. This may only reflect a continuing commitment to a professional policing model which emphasizes specialization and hierarchy. A more radical approach is needed if police are to engage effectively in helping to resolve the current crime crisis.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbersl980062
Pages (from-to)161-196
JournalThe International Journal of the Sociology of Law
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1998


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