Uniform Behavior

Police Localism and National Politics

  • Editors
  • Stacy K. McGoldrick
  • Andrea McArdle

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This book places in historical context the continuing push-pull dynamics between national politics and the entrenched tradition of local control over law enforcement in the U.S. Drawing on the present sense of urgency around the War on Terror and earlier national political initiatives that have sought to influence law enforcement at the local level, this multidisciplinary collection addresses key questions about how national and geopolitical developments come to shape local policing, and inform who decides how, and to what end, local police forces will maintain public order, interact with local communities, and address issues of accountability, oversight, and reform.


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