The Future of Policing

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JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact This essay examines the restructuring of policing currently taking pl developed democratic societies. It argues that restructuring is occurrin private as well as government auspices and will have profound effects on safety, equity, human rights, and accountability. These effects are dis along with the trade-offs they represent for public policy. The drivin behind restructuring are fear of crime, the inability of government to s society's longing for security, the commodification of security, the rise private property, and cultural individualism. The essay concludes with a p tion about the future of policing and suggests policies that are needed restructuring's harmful effects. Modern democratic countries like the United States,

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  • Jennifer M. Brown

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