Critical Issues in Police Civil Liability / Edition 4

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As we embark on a new millennium, there is a growing concern about the misconduct of police officers in U.S. society and a well-evidenced trend toward suing law enforcement officials for acts of misconduct and abuse of authority. Today, it is more important than ever before for individuals involved in the administration and operations of criminal justice agencies—those responsible for creating or implementing policies and practices—to understand the principles of civil liability. This concise, well-organized text integrates civil law, social science, and police studies, providing an easy-to-understand analysis of the impact of legal decisions on issues confronting law enforcement officers and administrators.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577664413
  • Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/7/2006
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,325,096
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Scope and Impact of Police Civil Liability 1
2 The Fundamentals of State Tort Law 17
3 The Fundamentals of Federal Liability Law 35
4 Civil Liability for Police Use of Excessive Force 65
5 Police Civil Liability for High-Risk Drug Enforcement Operations 81
6 Police Liability of Abandoning Citizens in Dangerous Places and Situations 107
7 Legal Issues in Police Negligent Operation of Vehicles in Emergency Situations 121
8 Police Civil Liability for Failure to Arrest Intoxicated Drivers 137
9 The Liability of Traffic Officers: Negligence At Accident Scenes 155
10 Police Liability for Failure to Prevent Detainee Suicide 171
11 Shifting Conceptions of Police Civil Liability and Law Enforcement 189
References 203
Cases 207
Index 215
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