Mediation and Arbitration by Patrol Police Officers / Edition 1

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Mediation & Arbitration by Patrol Police Officers demonstrates how and why mediation and arbitration, two conflict resolution methodologies, are related to patrol police work. Christopher Cooper points out that many police calls-for-service are for interpersonal disputes, including disagreements over property, noisy neighbors, or other domestic situations not involving violence. Therefore, police officers armed with mediation skills can handle these types of scenes substantively, avoid escalating the level of the dispute, and avert a repeat call-for-service. A police department trained in mediation and arbitration also maintains a better reputation with citizens and strengthens community policing philosophy, missions and programs. This book provides a rationale for mediation and arbitration training, along with an explanation of the process and instructions for the training of police officers. It offers an aid to dispute resolution professionals with role playing situations and lesson plans helpful in designing and implementing mediation and arbitration training programs for patrol police officers. For police administrators, this book offers a guide to establishing official mediation and arbitration protocol for calls-for-service.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761813682
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Cooper is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Saint Xavier University and Chairman of the Criminal Justice Sector of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution.

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Table of Contents

chapter 1 Uniformed Patrol Police Officers chapter 2 Methodologies chapter 3 Mandating Mediation, (Nonconventional) chapter 4 Curriculum Models & Billets for Patrol Officers chapter 5 The Role of External Conflict/Dispute chapter 6 Mediation Protocol in Two Police Departments chapter 7 End Notes chapter 8 Bibliography chapter 9 Name and Subject Index

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