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Reinventing policing through the prism of the colonial kiap

Braithwaite, John; Dinnen, Sinclair


Few institutions globalised more quickly to every nation on earth than the one Sir Robert Peel invented in 1829. The argument of this essay is that the transplantation involved has very often lacked contextual attunement to local conditions. Consequently, a great many nations have police that are promoters of tyranny, privilege and corruption rather than defenders of liberty. The particular argument of our contribution is that there has been excessive transplantation of urban policing models...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Policing and Society: an international journal of research & policy
DOI: 10.1080/10439460802187571


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