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Enabling and constraining police power: On the moral regulation of policing

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In this paper we consider some of the ethical challenges inherent in the regulation of discretionary police power. Discretion is central to police policy and practice, but it also provides a level of freedom that opens up the space for injustice and inequity, and this is seen most vividly in recent debates about unfairness and racial profiling in the distribution and experience of police stops in the US and UK. How to regulate discretionary power is a challenging question, and this is especia...

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Centre for Criminology
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London School of Economics & Political Science - Department of Methodology
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Pages:
219-237
Series:
Routledge International Handbooks
Host title:
Routledge Handbook of Criminal Justice Ethics
Publication date:
2016-07-07
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585446
ISBN:
9780415708654
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2016-09-06

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