• Filename: police.
  • ISBN: 0226546330
  • Release Date: 1979-06-15
  • Number of pages: 313
  • Author: William K. Muir
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press

"This book . . . examines the problem of police corruption . . . in such a way that the stereotype of the crude, greedy cop who is basically a grown-up delinquent, if not an out-and-out robber, yields to portraits of particular men, often of earnest good will and even more than ordinary compassion, contending with an enormously demanding and challenging job."—Robert Coles, New Yorker "Other social scientists have observed policemen on patrol, or have interviewed them systematically. Professor Muir has brought the two together, and, because of the philosophical depth he brings to his commentaries, he has lifted the sociology of the police on to a new level. He has both observed the men and talked with them at length about their personal lives, their conceptions of society and of the place of criminals within it. His ambition is to define the good policeman and to explain his development, but his achievement is to illuminate the philosophical and occupational maturation of patrol officers in 'Laconia' (a pseudonym) . . . . His discussions of [the policemen's] moral development are threaded through with analytically suggestive formulations that bespeak a wisdom very rarely encountered in reports of sociological research."—Michael Banton, Times Literary Supplement

An Introduction to Policing

  • Filename: an-introduction-to-policing.
  • ISBN: 9781305544680
  • Release Date: 2015-01-01
  • Number of pages: 624
  • Author: John S. Dempsey
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

Introduce students to the challenges, excitement, and rewards of law enforcement today with Dempsey and Forst's AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING, 8th Edition. Written by law enforcement veterans with extensive first-hand experience in all areas of policing, this engaging, comprehensive book blends practical information with pertinent theory. The authors examine today's most current issues and topics, including homeland security, recent terrorism incidents, the controversial Secure Communities Program by DHS, Specialized Policing Responses to individuals with mental illness, advances in policing technology, and more. Readers find the latest in academic and practitioner research as well as the most current applications, statistics, court cases, and information on law enforcement careers, all introduced through memorable learning features. The book also discusses small and rural departments while maintaining critical foundational coverage students need to fully understand who police are, what they do, and how they do it. Extensive examples from police departments throughout the nation and world as well as essays from respected law enforcement veterans offer insights into crucial law enforcement issues and challenges. AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING is an essential read for anyone considering a career in law enforcement today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Working the Street

  • Filename: working-the-street.
  • ISBN: 9781610445948
  • Release Date: 1988-10-21
  • Number of pages: 392
  • Author: Michael K. Brown
  • Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

Now available in paperback, this provocative study examines the street-level decisions made by police, caught between a sometimes hostile community and a maze of departmental regulations. Probing the dynamics of three sample police departments, Brown reveals the factors that shape how officers wield their powers of discretion. Chief among these factors, he contends, is the highly bureaucratic organization of the modern police department. A new epilogue, prepared for this edition, focuses on the structure and operation of urban police forces in the 1980s. "Add this book to the short list of important analyses of the police at work....Places the difficult job of policing firmly within its political, organizational, and professional constraints...Worth reading and thinking about." —Crime & Delinquency "An excellent contribution...Adds significantly to our understanding of contemporary police." —Sociology "A critical analysis of policing as a social and political phenomenon....A major contribution." —Choice

Discretion in Criminal Justice

  • Filename: discretion-in-criminal-justice.
  • ISBN: 0791415635
  • Release Date: 1993
  • Number of pages: 365
  • Author: Lloyd E. Ohlin
  • Publisher: SUNY Press

In the 1950s the American Bar Foundation conducted a survey that was the most extensive empirical investigation of the criminal justice system ever undertaken--an intensive examination of criminal justice processes from defendants' first contacts with the police through processing by prosecutors and courts to probation and parole supervision and revocation. In the present volume, scholars in law and criminal justice who worked on the original ABF survey describe the survey, its findings, and subsequent developments concerning the issues and practices it identified. Paper edition (unseen), $21.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Police Administration

  • Filename: police-administration.
  • ISBN: 9781317448594
  • Release Date: 2016-03-02
  • Number of pages: 540
  • Author: Gary W. Cordner
  • Publisher: Routledge

This national best-selling text examines police administration from multiple perspectives: a systems perspective (emphasizing the interrelatedness among units and organizations); a traditional, structural perspective (administrative principles, management functions, and the importance of written guidelines); a human behavioral perspective (the human element in organizations); and a strategic management perspective (communications and information systems, performance evaluation, strategies and tactics, and prevailing and promising approaches to increasing effectiveness of police agencies). Coverage of management functions and organizational principles is streamlined while providing a stronger emphasis on diversity principles and on developing police agencies as learning organizations. A concluding chapter covers contemporary issues, including community engagement, collaboration, globalization, racial profiling, mass media, cybercrime, terrorism and homeland security. Case studies based on real-life events invite students to practice managing the conflicting circumstances, and Modern policing blog posts offer news and developments in the policing world.

Power and Restraint

  • Filename: power-and-restraint.
  • ISBN: 9780275938574
  • Release Date: 1991
  • Number of pages: 166
  • Author: Howard Cohen
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Cohen and Feldberg use a moral perspective grounded in the social contract to define the responsibilities assumed by the police when they accept the authority to govern. Part I develops a system of ethical standards by which to measure responsible police behavior: fair access, public trust, safety and security, teamwork, and objectivity. In Part II, the book applies these standards to several familiar yet challenging cases encountered daily in municipal patrol work, illustrating how police officers can develop appropriate moral responses to complex and difficult circumstances.

Crime and Justice in America

  • Filename: crime-and-justice-in-america.
  • ISBN: 9781437735130
  • Release Date: 2011-05-24
  • Number of pages: 456
  • Author: Joycelyn M. Pollock
  • Publisher: Routledge

This textbook offers a concise, affordable, and reader-friendly introduction to the criminal justice system. It explores the system in four sections: the criminal justice system as social control, law enforcement as social control, the law as social control, and corrections as social control. Designed with the student in mind, each chapter includes: "What You Need to Know," highlighting key points for the reader; brief chapter outlines; review questions; vocabulary lists; a "breaking news" box and exercises to help students customize the material for different jurisdictions. Each chapter has an outline, "what you need to know," photos, charts, jurisdictional exercises, web links, a "breaking news" box, and vocabulary words with definitions.

The American Dictionary of Criminal Justice

  • Filename: the-american-dictionary-of-criminal-justice.
  • ISBN: 0810854066
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 513
  • Author: Dean J. Champion
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Combines a dictionary of key legal terms with an index of leading United States Supreme Court cases indexed by type of case, such as death penalty, right to counsel, and searches and seizures.

The Police and the Expansion of Public Order Law in Britain 1829 2014

  • Filename: the-police-and-the-expansion-of-public-order-law-in-britain-1829-2014.
  • ISBN: 9781136179709
  • Release Date: 2015-05-15
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Iain Channing
  • Publisher: Routledge

Incidences of public disorder, and the manner in which they have been suppressed, have repeatedly ignited debate on the role of policing, the effectiveness of current legislation and the implications for human rights and civil liberties. These same issues have reverberated throughout British history, and have frequently resulted in the enactment of new legislation that reactively aimed to counter the specific concern of that era. This book offers a detailed analysis of the expansion of public order law in the context of the historical and political developments in British society. The correlation of key historical events and the enactment of consequent legislation is a key theme that resonates throughout the book, and demonstrates the expanding influence of the law on public assemblies and protest, which has continued to criminalise and prohibit certain social behaviours. Crucial movements in Britain’s social and political history who have all engaged in, or have provoked public disorder, are examined in the book. Other incidents of riot and disorder, such as the Featherstone Riot (1893), the Battle of Cable Street (1936), the Inner City Riots (1980s) and the UK riots (2011) are also covered. By positioning legal developments within their historical context, the book demonstrates the ebb and flow between the prominence of the competing demands of the liberties of free expression and assembly on the one hand and the protection of the general public and property on the other. This book is essential reading for academics and students in the fields of criminology, history and law.


  • Filename: police-training.
  • ISBN: 9780398083106
  • Release Date: 2000-01-01
  • Number of pages: 290
  • Author: Michael T. Charles
  • Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

In his capacity as researcher and director of the Police Training Institute at the University of Illinois, Michael T. Charles undertook the difficult task of making needed changes to the police training academy curriculum. In Police Training: Breaking All the Rules, he gives the reader an overview of the history of police training in Illinois and follows with a description of the organizational and cultural changes that he helped to bring about. These include discussions of changes in areas such as method of teaching (pedagogical versus andragogical), discipline (quasi-military versus nonmilitary), and fitness training (morning program versus wellness program). The author also describes the steps taken to redefine student rules and regulations regarding an Honor Code and dress code. He outlines the administrative goal of providing recruits the opportunity to learn to follow orders in an atmosphere of mutual respect, an expectation of success, and team effort. Instructional personnel and staff were key to the process of changing the Institute and its culture. The author relates the actions taken to develop standards of quality including a mission statement, goals, and organizational philosophy. As a result of the director's efforts, the Institute's reputation for quality training, research, and innovation had been greatly enhanced and is now a leader in police training.

Paradoxes of Police Work

  • Filename: paradoxes-of-police-work.
  • ISBN: 9781435496828
  • Release Date: 2010-01-01
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Douglas W. Perez
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

Through the eyes of a former police officer, Paradoxes of Police Work, 2nd edition leads the reader through the policies and inherent contradictions of law enforcement as described with real cop experiences and realities. In tell it like it is fashion, this book offers examples of real-life situations that occur constantly in the day-to-day operations of routine patrol and offers glimpses into the frustrations and stresses of law enforcement careers. Paradoxes of Police Work, 2nd edition tackles subjects that many academic texts and field books too often ignore. Controversial issues are often glossed over in other books, but their importance cannot be dismissed. Confronting them can lead to a better understanding of the profession, which can in turn create better professionals. Whether the book is used as a reader to support an academic course or in law enforcement training, the thought-provoking and insightful topic coverage clarifies the paradoxes in modern police work. Paradoxes of Police Work, 2nd edition is strongly suggested for introductory courses and academies, as well as for anyone considering a career in law enforcement. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Police Services

  • Filename: police-services.
  • ISBN: 9783319165684
  • Release Date: 2015-06-11
  • Number of pages: 181
  • Author: Paresh Wankhade
  • Publisher: Springer

This volume provides fresh insights and management understanding of the changing role of policing against the backdrop of massive cuts in public expenditure experienced and the changing landscape of policing. The challenges of funding, training, online-crimes and cultural transformation are now felt globally. The need to learn and adapt from suitable models of police service delivery have never been greater. The book offers critical insights into the theory and practice of strategic and operational management of police services and the related professional and policy aspects. One of the highlight of this volume is to bring together scholarship using experts- academics, practitioners and professionals in the field, to each of the chosen topics. The chapters are based in the practical experiences of the authors and are written in a way that is accessible and suitable for a range of audiences. We are confident that this book will cater to a wider audience to inform policy and practice, both in the UK and internationally. Sir Peter Fahy QPM, Chief Constable, Greater Manchester Police Policing across the world is facing an increasing complexity of demand and public expectation creating new challenges for leadership and management. The contributors to this work are among the leading thinkers in policing and present important new insights into both the past and the way forward. It will be welcomed by all those convinced that radical new approaches are required across the public services. Bill Skelly, Deputy Chief Constable, Devon and Cornwall Police, UK At times it feels that the focus on leadership in the police service is all about what went wrong; the negative influences of a tightly-knit culture; and the almost inevitable rise of the technocrat. It is refreshing to read a book that seeks new insights into the positive influences of police leadership and offers the prospect of a more emotionally aware and spiritually rich approach as to how those insights may be practically employed for the benefit of all in the police family and the communities we serve.

Police Ethics

  • Filename: police-ethics.
  • ISBN: 9781111544515
  • Release Date: 2012-01-01
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Douglas Perez
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

POLICE ETHICS, 2nd Edition picks up where traditional police training leaves off by illustrating the importance of and techniques for employing ethics in law enforcement. Ethical clarity is especially critical for the police professional perhaps uniquely so because the ethical point of view determines the way police competence is understood. In addition to the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics, the book promotes an ethic to live by for officers and other professionals, and applies various schools of ethical thought to practical examples in policing. The authors avoid dictating rules and labeling behaviors as inherently good or bad, instead providing the tools necessary for making intelligent, impartial decisions from a positive perspective. Expanded to include philosophical background, practical applications, and more examples of ethics in action, POLICE ETHICS, 2nd Edition is an ideal resource for students and professionals alike. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Contours of Police Integrity

  • Filename: the-contours-of-police-integrity.
  • ISBN: 9780761925866
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 305
  • Author: Carl B. Klockars
  • Publisher: SAGE

The Contours of Police Integrity presents a comprehensive overview of the potential for police misconduct worldwide. A topic of great concern around the world, the top criminal justice scholars have compiled survey and case data from 10 countries chronicling police integrity and misconduct. The book begins with a chapter on the methodology and issues surrounding police studies and is followed by in-depth chapters on the USA and the UK, written by leading academics in these countries. The book concludes with a capstone summary of this rapidly growing international concern.

Encyclopedia of Police Science

  • Filename: encyclopedia-of-police-science.
  • ISBN: 9781135879082
  • Release Date: 2006-10-23
  • Number of pages: 1678
  • Author: Jack Raymond Greene
  • Publisher: Routledge

In 1996, Garland published the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Police Science, edited by the late William G. Bailey. The work covered all the major sectors of policing in the US. Since then much research has been done on policing issues, and there have been significant changes in techniques and in the American police system. Technological advances have refined and generated methods of investigation. Political events, such as the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in the United States, have created new policing needs while affecting public opinion about law enforcement. These developments appear in the third, expanded edition of the Encyclopedia of Police Science. 380 entries examine the theoretical and practical aspects of law enforcement, discussing past and present practices. The added coverage makes the Encyclopedia more comprehensive with a greater focus on today's policing issues. Also added are themes such as accountability, the culture of police, and the legal framework that affects police decision. New topics discuss recent issues, such as Internet and crime, international terrorism, airport safety, or racial profiling. Entries are contributed by scholars as well as experts working in police departments, crime labs, and various fields of policing.

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