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…  See more details below

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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?

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

1The evolving strategy of policing2
2The evolving strategy of police : a minority view27
3"Broken Windows" and fractured history : the use and misuse of history in recent police patrol analysis51
4Revising the histories and futures of policing66
5The iron fist and the velvet glove80
6The police : mandate, strategies, and appearances94
7The capacity to use force as the core of the police role123
8Street justice : a moral defense of order maintenance policing134
9Street justice : some micro-moral reservations150
10Broken windows154
11Policing the contemporary city : fixing broken windows or shoring up neo-liberalism?168
12The quasi-military organization of the police190
13The informal "code" of police deviancy : a group approach to "blue-coat crime"201
14People who don't even know you223
15Kinsmen in repose : occupational perspectives of patrolmen240
16Discretion in detectives' decision making and "high profile" cases258
17Breeding deviant conformity : police ideology and culture277
18The Asshole304
19Violence and the police326
20Police accounts of normal force339
21The Police on skid-row : a study of peace keeping358
22Dumping : police-initiated transjuridictional transport of troublesome persons385
23The Dirty Harry problem403
24To serve and pursue : exploring police sexual violence against women421
25Economic rhetoric and policing reform444
26Third-party policing : theoretical analysis of an emerging trend461
27Militarizing American police : the rise and normalization of paramilitary units486
28Theorizing policing : the drama and myth of crime control in the NYPD503
29The myopic panopticon : the social consequences of policing through the lens532
30Reinventing the police and society: economic revolutions, dangerousness, and social control552

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