(noun) “[A] civil force in charge of regulating laws and public order at a federal, state, or community level” (OpenStax College 2012).
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- Police are studied in criminology.
OpenStax College. 2012. Crime and the Law. Connexions, July 11, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42835/1.3/).