Public Order Policing 2.0. Addressing the Challenges of the Information Age

Chief (ret.) Ryan Lee argues that most public order policing practitioners focus on the immediacy of maintaining order within a physical space but fail to evaluate the role of legitimacy, narrative space, and the impacts of the information age. The author examines these issues, along with the evolving sophistication of criminal protesters and how they leverage communication. Lee concludes with strategies and tactics to help public order professionals navigate new and challenging protest dynamics and environments.

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