Policing Perspectives: An Anthology / Edition 1

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This eclectic collection of contemporary and classical articles examines a variety of operational and administrative issues in the context of modern police work. It provides even coverage in terms of both theoretical and applied perspectives, with an analytical approach. In this regard, the reader is given a foundation as to why the police operate as they do.

Gaines and Cordner's anthology offers the following distinctive features:

* A number of articles on the community policing movement.
* A section addressing administrative issues. Critics of policing have charged that antiquated management styles have hampered the progress of community policing.
* The section on doing police work addresses a number of specific operational issues.
* A strong section on ethics and deviance. Some critics charge that community policing may result in increased levels of police corruption and ethical violations.
* Articles that put the "problem solving" strategy of community policing into perspective.

Thought-provoking introductions to each article and each section guide the student and ease instruction by identifying and explaining central issues, key concepts, and relationships among topics. This gives internal cohesiveness and structure to the selections. A comprehensive subject index is also provided.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195329797
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 458
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: The Function of the Police
1. Dilemmas of Police Administration, James Q. Wilson
2. Reconsidering the Police Role, Clifford Shearing and Jeffrey Leon
3. Can the Police Be Privatized, Philip Fixler and Robert Poole, Jr.
4. The County Sheriff as a Distinctive Policing Modality, David Falcone and Edward Wells
Part II: History and Context
5. The Development of Modern Police, David Bayley
6. Southern Slave Patrols as a Transitional Police Style, Phillip Reichel
7. The Municipal Detective: An Historical Analysis, Jack Kuykendall
8. Broken Windows and Fractured History, Samuel Walker
Part III: Strategies and Programs
9. Crime and Policing, Mark H. Moore, Robert Trojanowicz, and George Kelling
10. Community Policing: Elements and Effects, Gary Cordner
11. The Problems of Problem-Solving, Michael Buerger
12. The Kansas City Gun Experiment, Lawrence Sherman, James Shaw, and Dennis Rogan
Part IV: The Nature of Police Work
13. Four Policemen, William K. Muir
14. Patterns of Police Investigation, William B. Waegel
15. What Is Patrol Work, Gordon Whitaker
16. Learning the Skills of Policing, David Bayley and Egon Bittner
Part V: Doing Police Work
17. The Law Enforcement Response to Spouse Abuse, David Hirschel, Ira Huchison, Charles Dean, and Anne-Marie Mills
18. Vice Isn't Nice: A Look at the Effects of Working Undercover, Mark Pogrebin and Eric Poole
19. The Police and Drugs, Mark Moore and Mark Kleiman
20. Police Handling of People With Mental Illness, Elizabeth Perkins and Gary Cordner
Part VI: Ethics And Deviance
21. Learning Police Ethics, Lawrence Sherman
22. Drug-Related Corruption of Police Officers, David Carter
23. Exploring Police Sexual Violence Against Women, Peter Kraska and Victor Kappeler
24. "Fluffing Up the Evidence and Covering Your Ass": Some Conceptual Notes on Police Lying, Thomas Barker and David Carter
Part VII: Administration and Management
25. Developing Police Policy: An Evaluation of the Control Principle, Geoffrey Alpert and William Smith
26. Empowering Police Officers: The Tarnished Silver Bullet?, Larry Gaines and Charles Swanson
27. Community Policing and Police Agency Accreditation, Gary Cordner and Gerald Williams
28. An Institutional Perspective of Policing, John Crank and Robert Langworthy
Part VIII: Contemporary Issues
29. Report of the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department, The Christopher Commission
30. Police Use of Deadly Force: Research and Reform, James Fyfe
31. Militarizing American Police: The Rise and Normalization of Paramilitary Units, Peter Kraska and Victor Kappeler
32. Dragons and Dinosaurs: The Plight of Patrol Women, Donna Hale and Stacey Wyland

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