Policing area is an interesting firsthand account of the way the la Police division makes an attempt to manage its immense, heterogeneous territory. As such, the ebook bargains a unprecedented, ground-level examine the connection among the regulate of house and the workout of energy. writer Steve Herbert spent 8 months looking at one patrol department of the LAPD at the activity. A compelling tale in itself, his fieldwork with the officials within the Wilshire department provides readers an in depth view of the advanced components at play in how the police outline and keep watch over territory, how they make and mark area. A outstanding ethnography of a robust police division, underscored all through with telling on-the-scene vignettes, this ebook can be an surprisingly extensive research of the workout of territorial power-and of territoriality as a key portion of police energy. distinct in its software of fieldwork and conception to this complicated topic, it may end up helpful to readers in city and political geography, city and political sociology, and criminology, in addition to those that ask yourself concerning the workings of the LAPD.

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