Police and Public Order with Particular Reference to Zambia
Simusamba, Given D.
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This essay considers police and public order in a democracy. It seeks to identify the role of the police in a democracy, placing particular emphasis on matters regarding public peace and tranquility.The essay argues that police have been abused and have themselves abused democratic rights of citizens especially on matters pertaining to public order. It has also identified some of the causes and effects of those abuses in Zambia and have suggested means and ways through which these issues can be adequately addressed. The essay concludes that notwithstanding all the vices identified therein, some degree of order and control is necessary for freedom to be meaningful in any society.
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