Militarization and Policing—Its Relevance to 21st Century Police

  title={Militarization and Policing—Its Relevance to 21st Century Police},
  author={Peter Brandon Kraska},
  journal={Policing-an International Journal of Police Strategies \& Management},
  • P. Kraska
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • Policing-an International Journal of Police Strategies & Management
This work examines the blurring distinctions between the police and military institutions and between war and law enforcement. In this article, the author asserts that understanding this blur, and the associated organizing concepts militarization and militarism, are essential for accurately analyzing the changing nature of security, and the activity of policing, in the late-modern era of the 21st century. Simplicity is comforting. Modernity's basic dichotomies such as fact/value, private/public… Expand

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