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In this document the authors provide policy and technical guidance on assistance for building effective and democratic police services in developing countries. The document consists of three sections. In Section I the authors introduce their subject and the document. In Section II they discuss key concepts and policy issues. In these first two sections in particular, the authors develop their view that policing should respond especially to the needs of the poor and disadvantaged. In Section III they detail technical guidance on good practice. Topics include police accountability, policing and rights, community safety, and public and private policing A bibliography and annexes at the end support and augment the document. The annexes provide additional material through essays by specialists on specific subjects – for example, terms of reference for policy guidance; providing technical advisory services and training; community policing in South Africa; policing of marginalized populations; crime prevention in developing countries; children and the police; policing in the Pacific Island region; and policing in Northern Ireland.

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