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Blue army : paramilitary policing in Australia

McCulloch, Jude 2001, Blue army : paramilitary policing in Australia, Melbourne University Press, Carlton South, Vic..

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Title Blue army : paramilitary policing in Australia
Author(s) McCulloch, Jude
Publication date 2001
Total pages xiv, 289 p.
Publisher Melbourne University Press
Place of Publication Carlton South, Vic.
Keyword(s) Police -- Special weapons and tactics units – Australia
Police -- Special weapons and tactics units -- Victoria
Policing
Police powers
State police forces
Victoria
Paramilitary operations
Firearms
Homicide
Counter terrorist measures
State issue
Special Operations Group (Vic)
Summary Examination of how Victoria's Special Operations Group and their tactics have contributed to the extraordinary number of police shootings in Victoria. Looks at how these tactics have been passed on to the ordinary police. Based on author's research into the paramilitarisation of the police. Exposes the risks of allowing Australia's police forces to move away from their original charter of keeping the peace with the use of minimum force. Author lectures in Police Studies at Deakin University. She has represented the families of several men shot and killed by police in the late 1980s in her work as a community lawyer.
Notes Table of contents: Introduction: Paramilitary Policing and Counter-terrorism 1 1 The Police and the Military 15 2 Keeping the Peace 32 3 Calling Out the Troops 53 4 Sons of God: The Victoria Police Special Operations Group 68 5 Police and Firearms 92 6 Special Operations Group Fatal Shootings 116 7 Paramilitary Policing Goes Mainstream 150 8 Policing Dissent 174 9 Paramilitary Policing, Globalisation and the Future 214
ISBN 0522849601
9780522849608
Language eng
Field of Research 160510 Public Policy
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30000376

Document type: Book
Collection: School of Social Inquiry
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