Citizen oversight

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Citizen oversight is the act of an assembly of citizens that come together to review government activities that may be deemed misconduct or to consider possible government solutions. Most proposals regarding citizen oversight have been with respects to police activities.[1]

Citizen oversight shares similar aspects with Demarchy and the Jury system.

Such proposals have been suggested at least since the 1970s, however those that apply to police misconduct or government corruption have universally been met with resistance from authorities and have never gained traction.

Some citizen oversight proposals have been adopted with regards to government solution brainstorming.[2]

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  1. ^ Weitzer R. (2004). Public Opinion on Reforms in Policing. Police Chief.
  2. ^ Denver City Government (2010). Citizen oversight board.