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The Oxford Handbook of Police and Policing
     

The Oxford Handbook of Police and Policing

by Michael D. Reisig (Editor), Robert J. Kane (Editor)
 
The police are perhaps the most visible representation of government. They are charged with what has been characterized as an "impossible" mandate -- control and prevent crime, keep the peace, provide public services -- and do so within the constraints of democratic principles. The police are trusted to use deadly force when it is called for and are allowed access to

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The police are perhaps the most visible representation of government. They are charged with what has been characterized as an "impossible" mandate -- control and prevent crime, keep the peace, provide public services -- and do so within the constraints of democratic principles. The police are trusted to use deadly force when it is called for and are allowed access to our homes in cases of emergency. In fact, police departments are one of the few government agencies that can be mobilized by a simple phone call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are ubiquitous within our society, but their actions are often not well understood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199843886
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/2014
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Pages:
696
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 2.20(d)

Meet the Author

Michael D. Reisig is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University.

Robert J. Kane is Professor and Director of the Program of Criminology and Justice Policy at Drexel University. He is the author of Jammed-Up: Bad Cops, Police Misconduct, and the New York City Police Department.

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