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Police Work: Daily Routines and the Art of Making Do

Marie Muschalek

in Violence as Usual: Policing and the Colonial State in German Southwest Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742859
eISBN:
9781501742866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742859.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter investigates the nature of police work. It reconstructs the minutiae of policing in German Southwest Africa. Most of the policeman's day was filled with a series of established, ... More


Violent Lives

Martha K. Hugginsv, Mika Haritos-Fatouros, and Philip G. Zimbardo

in Violence Workers: Police Torturers and Murderers Reconstruct Brazilian Atrocities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234468
eISBN:
9780520928916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234468.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the lives of four emblematic police torturers and murderers in Brazil during crucial periods in the thirty years from 1957 to 1987, explaining that each violent life represents ... More


Everyday Policing and Legality

Santana Khanikar

in State, Violence, and Legitimacy in India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199485550
eISBN:
9780199092031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199485550.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

How does a police force in the capital city of a democracy operate at an everyday level? Ethnographic fieldwork of policing practices inside police stations and outside in the policed territories and ... More


Environment and Enforcement: Regulation and the Social Definition of Pollution

Keith Hawkins

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198275145
eISBN:
9780191684111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275145.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Most studies of law enforcement deal with police work, and many are concerned with under-enforcement of selective enforcement as problems. This book shifts the focus to social and economic regulation ... More


Introduction: Policing in Africa Reconsidered

Jan Beek, Mirco Göpfert, Olly Owen, and Jonny Steinberg

in Police in Africa: The Street Level View

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190676636
eISBN:
9780190872625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676636.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter argues that Police in Africa bears testimony to a renaissance in empirically grounded, ethnographic long-term research on the everyday dimensions of police work, combined with a ... More


The Identification of Human Trafficking Cases

Lauren A. McCarthy

in Trafficking Justice: How Russian Police Enforce New Laws, from Crime to Courtroom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453892
eISBN:
9781501701375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453892.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter focuses on finding and identifying cases of human trafficking. Most trafficking cases are discovered by law enforcement through a report from the victims themselves or their friends and ... More


Mission and Challenges

Nigel G. Fielding

in Professionalizing the Police: The Unfulfilled Promise of Police Training

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198817475
eISBN:
9780191859434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817475.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The chapter positions professionalism in policing and police training in the context of the contemporary police mission. It seeks to define and measure police work and the police mission by examining ... More


Police and the Public’s Health

Michael D. Stein and Sandro Galea

in Pained: Uncomfortable Conversations about the Public's Health

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780197510384
eISBN:
9780197510414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510384.003.0068
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes how police work shapes the health context of cities and neighborhoods, and affects the lives and behaviors of countless citizens. While there has been much concern in recent ... More


Justice Provocateur: Jane Tennison and Policing in Prime Suspect

Gray Cavender

Nancy C. Jurik (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037191
eISBN:
9780252094316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037191.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This book focuses on Prime Suspect, a popular British television film series starring Oscar and Emmy award-winning actress Helen Mirren as fictional London policewoman Jane Tennison. The book ... More


Policing the Frontier: An Ethnography of Two Worlds in Niger

Mirco Göpfert

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747212
eISBN:
9781501747236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747212.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book explores what it means to be a gendarme investigating cases, writing reports, and settling disputes in rural Niger. At the same time, the book looks at the larger bureaucracy and the ... More


A Story of a Murder, No Traces, and Nothing to Report

Mirco Göpfert

in Policing the Frontier: An Ethnography of Two Worlds in Niger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747212
eISBN:
9781501747236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747212.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter details how the gendarmes in Godiya dealt with a criminal case that they had never seen before. The case was about an investigation into the murder of two little girls in Tsaga. On their ... More


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