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Published: 13 February 2019

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780198788508

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This publication is part of the Policing Publishing Program

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Policing, Migrants, and the Values of Bureaucracy

Paul Mutsaers

Clarendon Studies in Criminology

  • Centres on the controversial idea that police forces are a focal point for conflict in modern societies
  • Uses detailed ethnographic study over five years to examine police discrimination in the Netherlands
  • Addresses conflict cases within and outside the police station, covering both tensions at work and migrant hostility that was observed while joining officers on patrol
  • Argues that it is the dehumanized and impersonal nature of bureaucracy that transforms policing into a neutral and fair practice

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