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Abstract

Consultation and accountability are the mechanisms — in part administrative and in part legal — upon which we rely to ensure that police in their policies and operation keep in touch with and are responsible to the community they police. Accountability is, I have no doubt, the key to successful consultation and socially responsive policing.1

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Notes and References

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© Ian Oliver 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Oliver
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Scotland PoliceStirlingScotland

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