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Perspectives on the Essence of Policing

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This piece reflects on the fact that the police service has been really good at training its people and investing huge amounts of money and resources in fighting crime. But much still needs to be done at teaching people to think about policing, about their mission and about its legitimacy. Notwithstanding various challenges, not least of shrinking budgets, the piece concludes that police forces maintain and build on their reputation by keeping the public safe, and by being openly accountable for their actions.

An early version of this chapter was presented at the JMU in October 2013

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Murphy, J. (2015). Perspectives on the Essence of Policing. In: Wankhade, P., Weir, D. (eds) Police Services. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16568-4_8

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