The North Korean Police: Study of an Oppressive Law Enforcement System

Vincent Hoffman, Michigan State University
Youngnam Lee, Michigan State University

A study of the law enforcement system of North Korea (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea). The police system is examined as to structure, purpose, goals, and its place in the political structure of the government. This police system is compared and contrasted to that of South Korea (Republic of Korea). The study attempts to show how the North Korean police, as an exteme example of a police system organized with the primary purpose of shoring up and protecting the nation's political structure, has deep and negative effects on its citizens.

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