Police and Society: Touchstone Readings / Edition 2

Police and Society: Touchstone Readings / Edition 2

by Victor E. Kappeler, Victor E. Kappeler
     
 

ISBN-10: 1577660455

ISBN-13: 9781577660453

Pub. Date: 02/28/1999

Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.

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

Overview

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577660453
Publisher:
Waveland Press, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Part IA History of Police and Society1
1.The Evolving Strategy of Policing2
2.The Evolving Strategy of Police: A Minority View27
3."Broken Windows" and Fractured History: The Use and Misuse of History in Recent Police Patrol Analysis51
4.Revising the Histories and Futures of Policing66
5.The Iron Fist and the Velvet Glove80
Part IIThe Role of the Police in Society93
6.The Police: Mandate, Strategies, and Appearances94
7.The Capacity to Use Force as the Core of the Police Role123
8.Street Justice: A Moral Defense of Order Maintenance Policing134
9.Street Justice: Some Micro-Moral Reservations: Comment on Sykes150
10.Broken Windows154
Part IIIThe Society of Police169
11.The Quasi-Military Organization of the Police170
12.The Informal "Code" of Police Deviancy: A Group Approach to "Blue-coat Crime"181
13.People Who Don't Even Know You203
14.Kinsmen in Repose: Occupational Perspectives of Patrolmen220
15.Breeding Deviant Conformity: Police Ideology and Culture238
Part IVPolicing Society265
16.The Police on Skid-row: A Study of Peace Keeping266
17.Violence and the Police293
18.Police Accounts of Normal Force306
19.To Serve and Pursue: Exploring Police Sexual Violence Against Women325
20.The Asshole346
21The Dirty Harry Problem368
Part VThe Police in Postmodern Society387
22The Legacy of Conservative Ideology and Police388
23Violence and Symbolic Violence395
24Third-Party Policing: Theoretical Analysis of an Emerging Trend402
25The Rhetoric of Community Policing427
26Economic Rhetoric and Policing Reform446
27Militarizing American Police: The Rise and Normalization of Paramilitary Units463
Epilogue481
Index495

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