Policing societies with firearms



Baker, David and Norris, Dana
(2021) Policing societies with firearms. In: Firearms. Routledge,London, pp. 209-221. ISBN 9780367331177

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Abstract

This chapter examines police use of firearms in the US and England and Wales. It considers how the role of police is fundamentally grounded in their capacity to use force, and examines how firearms are used in practice and regulated by policy and statute in both countries. The chapter discusses factors that have affected the development of firearms deployment by police in both countries and examines how this reflects the type of society that is policed. The organisational functions of police in both countries with relation to firearms, and the supervision of officers who use them is quite different, as is the system of regulation which aims to hold their use to account. The chapter argues that although there are significant differences between the two countries, there is one key similarity: police in both countries are able to use firearms to kill citizens with relatively few consequences.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: 4407 Policy and Administration, 48 Law and Legal Studies, 4402 Criminology, 44 Human Society
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Law and Social Justice
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2021 07:32
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2024 14:35
DOI: 10.4324/9780429316951-12
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3135747