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Ambiguous exchanges and the police

Grabosky, Peter; Ayling, Julie


This article analyses exchange relationships involving public police agencies and external institutions. It specifies three general forms of exchange (Coercion, Sale and Gift), then observes that, in practice, the three may not be mutually exclusive. It identifies ambiguities that may exist within exchange relationships, and discusses the implications of these for three important aspects of police performance: efficiency or value for money; equity in the distribution of police services; and the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of the Sociology of Law
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsl.2006.11.002


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