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Video on policing.

In this video I discuss some background issues relating to policing:

(i) Why do we have police and what justifies their existence? (In this context notice the importance of our consent to being policed.)

(ii) How do rules and cultures contribute to the functioning of policing?

(iii) How are the police governed, and what might be the benefits and disadvantages of that mode of governance?

You can also hopefully sense in the discussion the importance of discretion in how police go about their work.

If you find any of the issues in the video interesting, do discuss your thoughts with your colleagues.

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