By Dana Priest, William M. Arkin
The top-secret global that the govt created according to the Sept. 11 terrorist assaults has turn into so huge, immense, so unwieldy, and so secretive that nobody is aware what quantity of money it bills, what number of people it employs or precisely what number enterprises replica paintings being performed somewhere else. the result's that the procedure installed position to maintain the U.S. secure could be placing us in higher risk. In most sensible mystery the USA, award-winning journalists Dana Priest and William Arkin discover the big dimension, form, project, and results of this invisible universe of over 1,300 govt amenities in each country in the US; approximately 2,000 open air businesses used as contractors; and greater than 850,000 humans granted "Top Secret" safety clearance.
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Still, I prefer some of the classics. Community/reassurance policing: Part of larger and much more differentiated policing arrangements Although rich in many ways, the empirical and theoretical body of knowledge on policing is at the same time limited. First, it is dominated by Anglo-Saxon perspectives and does not reflect policing developments in other parts of the world. In this respect, it is useful to differentiate to a larger extent between the contexts in which policing is taking place. For instance, we can differentiate between democracies, countries in transition, failed states and dictatorships.
To make his argument, he criticises The New Blue Line (Skolnick and Bayley, 1986) that, in his view, is too ‘uniformly cheerful about the (community policing) movement and wholly without critical reservations’ (Klockars, 1988). Why does Klockars talk about ‘mystification’? First, ‘the community’ does not exist. The notion ‘implies a group of people with a common history, common beliefs and understandings, a sense of themselves as “us” and “outsiders” as “them”, and often, but not always, a shared territory’ (Klockars, 1988).
In phase three, wider circles of acceptance are to be found, and in many cases, the policy entrepreneurs are successful. The new concept or strategy becomes salonfähig (presentable) within the police and in government circles. The possible advantages for the effectiveness or greater legitimacy of policing related to the new concept thus become part of the narrative. Because uniform definitions remain lacking, the attractiveness and ‘selling quality’ at this stage seem to lie more in the emotional appeal and/or the informal leadership qualities of the (police) officials involved.