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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: August 2019

7 - The Paradox of Private Policing

from Part II - Do We Need Public Police?

Summary

Hardly anything is known about the private police,1 yet they are by far the largest provider of policing services in the United States, at least triple the size of the public police. More importantly, the functions, responsibilities, and appearance of the private and public police are increasingly difficult to tell apart.