Perspectives on the Power and Science of Police

THE NEW POLICE SCIENCE: THE POLICE POWER IN DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL GOVERNANCE, Dubber & Valverde, eds., Stanford University Press, 2006

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Markus D. Dubber

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law; University of Toronto - Centre for Ethics

Mariana Valverde

University of Toronto - Centre of Criminology

Date Written: June 14, 2006

Abstract

This is the introduction to a collection of essays providing a critical analysis of the most comprehensive and least comprehended of state powers, the power to police, broadly understood as the power to maximize public welfare — or, more colorfully, its “peace, order, and good government.” Featuring contributions from leading scholars from several countries working in a variety of fields, including law, criminology, political science, history, sociology, and social theory, The New Police Science examines the power to police as a basic technology of modern government that appears in a vast array of sites of governance, including not only the state, but also the household, the family, the asylum, the prison, the factory, the plantation, the military, the church, and — most recently — the global realm of war, police actions, and peace keeping.

Suggested Citation

Dubber, Markus D. and Valverde, Mariana, Perspectives on the Power and Science of Police (June 14, 2006). THE NEW POLICE SCIENCE: THE POLICE POWER IN DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL GOVERNANCE, Dubber & Valverde, eds., Stanford University Press, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2038797 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2038797

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