Policing the dross - A social disciplinary model of policing
UNSPECIFIED. (1998) Policing the dross - A social disciplinary model of policing. BRITISH JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY, 38 (4). pp. 623-634. ISSN 0007-0955Full text not available from this repository.
In this article I use the findings of an ethnographic study of police station procedures to explore the limitations of Packer's Crime Control and Due Process model of justice. Concentrating on the dynamics of police-detainee interaction in the significant minority of cases in which the police arrest individual whom they have no intention of charging, I show that in such cases policing is not geared towards enforcement of the criminal law but towards the achievement of police-defined objectives. I argue that Packer's model are both legal models, and thus inadequate to the task of explaining what takes place in these cases. I present the argument that these cases are better explained by reference to a Social Disciplinary model of policing. This is a model which eschews concern for both legal and factual guilt, concentrating instead on the task of subordinating sections of society viewed as anti-police and innately criminal.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare|
|Journal or Publication Title:||BRITISH JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY|
|Publisher:||OXFORD UNIV PRESS|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 623-634|
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