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date: 20 September 2020

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The control of space is central to effective policing. Yet determining just how such control should be exercised is a perennially difficult political challenge. The public alternately celebrates and fears the authority the police exercise in space. Such political conflicts are made more intractable because the police and urban residents often differ in how they define place. The persistence of the various political challenges that accompany the policing of space are made evident in two areas where spatial regulation is becoming more common: efforts to control immigration and efforts to regulate human behavior on the oceans.

Keywords: police territoriality, police authority, community policing, GIS and policing, policing public settings, police accountability

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