Macro-level determinants of police growth, Phoenix, Arizona
What is it about?
Tests three explanations of police growth: public choice, organization constraint models and radical economic explanations. Some support for all three models is found, though consistent support for radical criminological models is most evident while public choice models are rejected.
Why is it important?
An empirical study of criminal justice growth which illustrates how radical criminological explanations can be tested. Results support radical expectations and adds to the empirical literature in radical criminology.
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