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Journal Article

Police Reforms: Need to Review Power to Arrest

S. R. Sankaran
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 35, No. 47 (Nov. 18-24, 2000), pp. 4082-4083
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4409969
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Abstract

One of the major reasons for abuse of authority and excesses by the police is the enormous power they wield over life and liberty. The power of arrest is the most important in this category and deserves a closer look from the angle of reducing the scope for several attendant malpractices.

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