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Law and Police Powers
A discussion regarding the role and function of the Australian police force, operating within the law.
# 97038 | 2,527 words | 15 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Jul 21, 2007 in Law (Criminal) , Criminology (Public and Crime) , Law (General)

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This paper discusses the role of the Australian police force and its power to operate within the law. The paper reports that Police officers, under the 'Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000', have become public officials. The paper further reports a rise in the number of people seeking assistance with public nuisance offenses, which are mostly are based on trivial factual scenarios. The paper goes on to explain that these offenses are arising not because of complaints from other citizens, but because the person's conduct is being interpreted by police as 'likely to interfere' with other people's enjoyment of a public space.

Police Control and Power as a Subject of Controversy
Other Nations Struggle with the Problem of Broadened Police Power
How are the Laws Enforced?

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Elisa Arcioni. "Before the High Court." The Sydney Law Review 379. 2003.
  • Nick Christie, "Queensland police 'move-on' powers are over the top." On-Line Opinion: Australia's e-journal of social and political debate. 1 Nov 2006. <>.
  • Mark Clark. "Organised crime: redefined for social policy." Journal of Police Science & Management Vol 7, No. 2.
  • Sandra Egger "Review Essay: Criminal justice policy in late modernity: The significance of local experiences in global trends. Melbourne University Law Review., Dec., 2004.
  • Jason Gregory, "Courts 'soft on drug users." The Courier Mail. February 26, 2007.

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