Critical Issues in Policing: Contemporary Readings / Edition 5

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This anthology provides access to crucial information about how policing has evolved to be what it is today; what makes policing and the police organization unique; public conceptions about the police; and the effects of current trends in training, community-oriented policing, and use of high-tech information systems. In-depth coverage offers readers the chance to gain a vivid understanding of the issues confronting law enforcement personnel, policy makers, and the public.
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A reader to accompany the textbook , the pair emphasizing the importance of involving community members in decisions concerning law enforcement, including tasks, objectives, and goals. Some articles have been updated from the 1997 third edition (first in 1989) and some new ones have been added. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577663522
  • Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 584
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The foundation of the police role in society 1
2 The development of the American police : an historical overview 20
3 Census of state and local law enforcement agencies, 2000, and LEMAS, 2000 - highlights 41
4 Law enforcement training : changes and challenges 71
5 Police discretionary behavior : a study of style 89
6 Policing and reflection 106
7 Police response to persons with mental illness 115
8 How police supervisory styles influence patrol officer behavior 131
9 Traditional and innovative police responses to domestic violence 141
10 Information technology innovations in policing 172
11 Introduction to early intervention systems 184
12 Compstat : an analysis of an emerging police managerial paradigm 201
13 Geographic information systems : applications for police 217
14 Breeding deviant conformity : the ideology and culture of police 231
15 Addressing police misconduct : the role of citizen complaints 258
16 Ethics and law enforcement 280
17 Law enforcement agency responses to racially biased policing and the perceptions of its practice 304
18 An afrocentric perspective on policing 325
19 Women officers on the move 350
20 Broken windows 375
21 "Broken windows" and fractured history : the use and misuse of history in recent police patrol analysis 388
22 Community policing : elements and effects 401
23 Problem-oriented policing 419
24 The split-second syndrome and other determinants of police violence 435
25 What we know about police use of force 451
26 Police use of deadly force : how courts and policy-makers have misapplied Tennessee v. Garner 468
27 Police operational management : rethinking the legal shell game 492
28 Gender and police stress : the convergent and divergent impact of work environment, work-family conflict, and stress coping mechanisms of female and male police officers 509
29 Toward an understanding of the physical hazards of police work 533
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