Urban America and Its Police: From the Postcolonial Era Through the Turbulent 1960s

Urban America and Its Police: From the Postcolonial Era Through the Turbulent 1960s

by Harlan D. Hahn, Judson L. Jeffries
     
 

ISBN-10: 0870817264

ISBN-13: 9780870817267

Pub. Date: 06/28/2003

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

"In Urban America and Its Police, Harlan Hahn and Judson L. Jeffries present a broad and comparative overview of urban policing in the United States. Synthesizing their own research with information from an eclectic array of sources - seminal social science studies of urban police departments, government documents, reports from organizations such as the American Civil…  See more details below

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"In Urban America and Its Police, Harlan Hahn and Judson L. Jeffries present a broad and comparative overview of urban policing in the United States. Synthesizing their own research with information from an eclectic array of sources - seminal social science studies of urban police departments, government documents, reports from organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union, and think tank monographs - they present a nationally oriented and historically informed understanding of the diverse and often conflicting roles police officers play on city streets." Hahn and Jeffries also demonstrate the ways in which race and ethnicity have influenced law enforcement in the United States since the creation of the nation's first police force. Ultimately, the authors call for a renewed emphasis on the social service dimension of police work - a shift they argue would reduce crime and enhance community support for those who are sworn to protect and serve.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870817267
Publisher:
University Press of Colorado
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Police Functions in Urban America17
2Police and the Law39
3From the Viewpoint of the Police69
4From the Public's Standpoint97
5Police and Racial Conflict123
Conclusion: Police, Politics, and the Community149
Index171

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