Paul Hirschfield

Paul Hirschfield is associate professor of sociology at Rutgers University, where he is also affiliated with the Program in Criminal Justice.

October 2020, Volume 31, Issue 4

Policing the Police: U.S. and European Models

Hyperlocalized U.S. policing both upholds and corrodes democratic principles. Although some aspects of Europe’s model are nonstarters in the United States, Americans crave centralized enforcement of rules against abusive policing.