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Blue army : paramilitary policing in Australia

Author: Jude McCulloch
Publisher: Carlton South, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2001.
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"We expect the police to stop armed robbers, to arrest drug dealers, to keep the peace at demonstrations and to protect us from crime. Many of us believe that police officers need to carry guns to protect themselves as well as us." "But do we want our police forces to become armies? Most of us are shocked when suspects are shot dead by police before they can be tried, and disturbed to see police wearing riot gear  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jude McCulloch
ISBN: 0522849601 9780522849608 0522849601 9780522849608
OCLC Number: 48129650
Description: xiv, 289 pages, [8] pages of plates ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Paramilitary Policing and Counter-terrorism --
1. The Police and the Military --
2. Keeping the Peace --
3. Calling Out the Troops --
4. Sons of God: The Victoria Police Special Operations Group --
5. Police and Firearms --
6. Special Operations Group Fatal Shootings --
7. Paramilitary Policing Goes Mainstream --
8. Policing Dissent --
9. Paramilitary Policing, Globalisation and the Future.
Responsibility: Jude McCulloch.
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Many people believe that police officers need to carry guns to protect themselves as well as us from crime. But do we want our police forces to become armies? This volume arises from the author's  Read more...

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"McCulloch's book is excellent--but don't read it if you are home alone at night. You won't necessarily feel safer knowing more about the police." --"The Age"

 
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