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Stephen K. Rice and Michael D. White

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780814776155

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814776155.001.0001

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Democratic Policing

Democratic Policing

How Would We Know It If We Saw It?

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(p.489) Chapter 21 Democratic Policing
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Race, Ethnicity, and Policing
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Matthew J. Hickman

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814776155.003.0021

This chapter calls for more rigorous monitoring of the manner in which police conduct themselves and serve the public by tying it to democratic policing—an orientation that requires the ready flow and capture of information related to police accountability, transparency, and fairness. It describes the paradox of how the United States is a strong advocate of democratic policing abroad but is not in a position to propagate these ideals due to lack of necessary information. The remainder of the chapter provides specifics for applying the model of democratic policing inward by outlining the national indicators of policing that currently exist.

Keywords:   police conduct, democratic policing, police accountability, transparency, fairness, United States, policing

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