Contemporary Policing Controversies, Challenges, and Solutions - An Anthology

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Book details

List price: $65.95
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Contemporary Policing: Controversies, Challenges, and Solutions (An Anthology) presents a broad range of up-to-date articles on new policing strategies, promising approaches to the problem of crime, challenges facing the police from within and outside the organization, policing innovations, and issues of police deviance and ethics. Editors Quint C. Thurman and Jihong Zhao have chosen key selections from notable scholars such as Lawrence W. Sherman, Samuel Walker, Ronald V. Clarke, former Minneapolis police chief Anthony Bouza, and others to examine how policing has responded to a myriad of challenges since the late 1990s--including crime and disorder, racial profiling, police use of deadly force, gangs, corruption, drug abuse, and sexual misconduct. The article topics range from problem-solving and problem-oriented criminal investigations to CompStat and geographic profiling.

Samuel Walker has taught at University of Nebraska at Omaha for three decades. He is the author of 11 books and numerous articles on policing, the history of criminal justice, public policy on crime and the issues of civil liberties. He also has written books on the control of judicial discretion in the criminal justice system, hate crimes, race and ethnicity in American criminal justice, and the relationship between rights and the community in American society.

Each Part begins with an Introduction
General Introduction
New Policing Strategies
Trust and Confidence in Criminal Justice
Defining Police Strategies: Problem Solving, Problem-Oriented Policing, and Community-Oriented Policing
New Skyline
The Third Generation of Community Policing: Moving Through Innovation, Diffusion, and Institutionalization
Promising Approaches to Crime Reduction and Prevention
Policing for Crime Prevention
Crime and Disorder in Drug Hot Spots: Implications for Theory and Practice in Policing
Focusing on Prey Rather Than Predators: A Problem-Oriented Response to Repeat Victimization
Screening out Criminal Offenders: An Evaluation of Crime-Free Multi-Family Housing in Tacoma
Challenging Issues in the Internal Police Environment
The Myth of the 'Military Model' of Leadership in Law Enforcement
Reinventing Government: The Views of Police Middle Managers
Sources of Job Satisfaction Among Police Officers: A Test of Demographic and Work Environment
Early Warning Systems for Police: Concept, History, and Issues
Preparing Police Officers for Success in the Twenty-First Century
Challenging Issues in the External Police Environment
Crime Fighting as Myth
What We Know About Police Use of Force
A National Survey of Pursuits and the Use of Police Force: Data from Law-Enforcement Agencies
The Establishment of a Police Gang Unit: An Examination of Organizational and Environmental Factors
Racial Profiling: Issues and Implications for Police Policy
Innovations, Boundary Spanning, and Capacity Building
The Nature of Community Policing Innovations: Do the Ends Justify the Means?
Problem-Oriented Criminal Investigation
Geographic Profiling
Veering Toward Digital Disorder: Computer-Related Crime and Law Enforcement Preparedness
Technological Challenges and Innovations in Police Patrolling
Police Deviance and Ethical Issues
When Badges Get Too Big: Identifying and Misidentifying Police Misconduct From Citizen Complaints
When Strings Are Attached: Understanding the Role of Gratuities in Police Corruptibility
Police Sexual Misconduct
Drug Use and Drug-Related Corruption of Police Officers
The Challenges Ahead
The Future of Policing
The Future of Policing in a Community Era
Future Issues in Policing: Challenges for Leaders

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