Beyond Community Policing: From Early American Beginnings to the 21st Century

Beyond Community Policing: From Early American Beginnings to the 21st Century

by James J. Chriss

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Beyond Community Policing uses history and general sociological theory to examine the trajectory of municipal policing from Britain in the 1830s to its adoption and evolution in the America. By analysing the uncertain and uneven historical development of policing, this book illustrates in great detail the functional connections between cities (or communities) and police departments. Chriss also considers the development of municipal policing in the American West between 1850 and 1890, which helps to situate the current discussion of policing in the post 9/11 United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594518478
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/28/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

James J. Chriss is Professor of Sociology at Cleveland State University. His research focuses on criminological theory, sociological theory, policing, and social control. His most recent book is Social Control (Cambridge, UK: Polity, 2007).

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures Acknowledgments Permissions 1 Explaining the Police 2 Three Eras of Policing 3 Policing in the Wild West 4 Integrity Testing and the Decision to Arrest 5 Post 9-11 Policing: A Functional Analysis 6 Elements of Police Discretion 7 The Concept of Proactivity: From Indirect Conation to Modern Municipal Policing 8 Police as Contact Men and Women 9 Security and Private Policing 10 Police and Society: A Summary of Principles Bibliography Index

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