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Independence and Accountability

  • Michael S. Pike
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Abstract

In his report on the Brixton disorders, Lord Scarman identified two well-known principles of policing a free society. The first was ‘consent and balance’ and the second, ‘independence and accountability’. I have tried in earlier chapters to emphasise the importance of the first of these principles by referring to the various aspects of the police role which are vital in securing and maintaining the consent of the public. Thus a balanced approach to policing, based on ethical standards, the art of discretion and sensitive policing, can do much to secure the consent of the community on whose support the police rely.

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Police Officer Police Force Public Prosecution Royal Commission District Council 
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Notes

  1. 11.
    G. Marshall, The Government of the Police Since 1964 in The Police We Deserve, Alderson & Stead, 1973, p. 60.Google Scholar

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© Michael S. Pike 1985

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