Technocratic Policing and the Community


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Technocratic Policing and the Community
The landscape of police and policing is rapidly changing, in that as we move towards a global community, challenges faced by society often fall across borders and multiple cities. As a result, traditional approaches to police work fall short of what is needed to address modern issues. McLaughlin notes that there is an underlying need, within this new context, to re-examine and re-think the theoretical perspectives that have constituted policing studies. Because the cultural and symbolic significance of policing has changed over time, posits McLaughlin, both governments and communities must work together to ensure that new forms of justice are codified in a way that does not limit social needs.
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