The Police and Society: Touchstone Readings / Edition 3

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This collection of readings provides multiple foundations for understanding the dynamic interrelationships between the police and society. The articles serve as touchstones for one another - a blueprint for systematic inquiry: What are the background assumptions in each article; what values influence the questions raised; were the findings relevant in only one particular context; what connections link the articles; where do opinions diverge? Economic rhetoric among police administrators, the promotion of community policing by reformers, a significant expansion in tactical operations by law enforcement agencies, and the advance of a criminology of place have emerged as key issues affecting the relationships between the police and society today. What perceptions created these approaches? What constructions will replace them in the future?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577664178
  • Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/15/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 600
  • Sales rank: 297,456
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The evolving strategy of policing 2
2 The evolving strategy of police : a minority view 27
3 "Broken Windows" and fractured history : the use and misuse of history in recent police patrol analysis 51
4 Revising the histories and futures of policing 66
5 The iron fist and the velvet glove 80
6 The police : mandate, strategies, and appearances 94
7 The capacity to use force as the core of the police role 123
8 Street justice : a moral defense of order maintenance policing 134
9 Street justice : some micro-moral reservations 150
10 Broken windows 154
11 Policing the contemporary city : fixing broken windows or shoring up neo-liberalism? 168
12 The quasi-military organization of the police 190
13 The informal "code" of police deviancy : a group approach to "blue-coat crime" 201
14 People who don't even know you 223
15 Kinsmen in repose : occupational perspectives of patrolmen 240
16 Discretion in detectives' decision making and "high profile" cases 258
17 Breeding deviant conformity : police ideology and culture 277
18 The Asshole 304
19 Violence and the police 326
20 Police accounts of normal force 339
21 The Police on skid-row : a study of peace keeping 358
22 Dumping : police-initiated transjuridictional transport of troublesome persons 385
23 The Dirty Harry problem 403
24 To serve and pursue : exploring police sexual violence against women 421
25 Economic rhetoric and policing reform 444
26 Third-party policing : theoretical analysis of an emerging trend 461
27 Militarizing American police : the rise and normalization of paramilitary units 486
28 Theorizing policing : the drama and myth of crime control in the NYPD 503
29 The myopic panopticon : the social consequences of policing through the lens 532
30 Reinventing the police and society: economic revolutions, dangerousness, and social control 552
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