The Rise and Rise of Independent Police Complaints Bodies

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    Introduction Over the past fifty years, public debates about police accountability in many Western European countries have revolved around the handling of citizens’ complaints against the police. While citizens’ complaints procedures only constitute one aspect of police accountability mechanisms, the access of aggrieved citizens to challenge unacceptable police behaviour is the form of police accountability that most immediately affects the general public and mobilises public opinion.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Future of Policing
    Editors Jennifer Brown
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Electronic)9780203435946
    ISBN (Print)9780203435946
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Social Sciences


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