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Definition of Public order

Public order Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
European Commission Glossary of Justice and home affairs
It is EU policy that public order is a responsibility that should be carried out by a civilian body rather than by the armed forces.(See Police, EU citizenship: Public order provisions)
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Public order Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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In criminology, public-order crime is defined by Siegel (2004) as "crime which involves acts that interfere with the operations of society and the ability of people to function efficiently", i.e., it is behaviour that has been labelled criminal because it is contrary to shared norms, social values, and customs. Robertson (1989:123) maintains a crime is nothing more than "an act that contravenes a law". Generally speaking, deviancy is criminalized when it is too disruptive and has proved uncontrollable through informal sanctions.

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