Thesis Committee Member(s)
College for Professional Studies
School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
Abstract: The study presents a qualitative exploration and description, through content analysis, of the shift to the combined (private and public) police forces approach in the pursuit of public peace and security. The aim of which is to reveal private police alternatives and viewpoints to maintaining peace and security not yet practiced by unapprised jurisdictions. The effort contextualizes the topic in a framework which explores and attempts to resolve the issue of the veracity of the shift by examining the current state and conditions prompting the shift and future trends relative to its continuance. Formations of private police operations in the public safety domain are identified and categorized. Additionally, the study includes a brief exploration of the foundational responsibility for the maintenance of public peace and security. Keywords: criminology, private police, public safety, public peace and security
Date of Award
© Carl Terry
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Terry, Carl Dwain, "Private Police in the Public Safety Domain: Purpose and Practice" (2014). All Regis University Theses. 216.