Fairness and Effectiveness in Policing The Evidence

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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: National Academies Press
Publication date: 4/12/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Executive Summary
The Nature of Policing in America
Explaining Police Behavior
Crime Control Effectiveness
Lawfulness and Legitimacy
Recommendations
Introduction
Scope and Themes of the Report
Plan of the Report
Criminal Justice Research on Police
Scale of Police Research
Subject Matter of Police Research
Police Research Methodologies
Auspices of Police Research
Research Impact of the 1994 Crime Act
Conclusion
Methodology of Keyword Search
The Nature of Policing in the United States
Organizational Structure of American Policing
Activities of the Police
Staffing the Police
Recent Innovations in Policing
The Process of Adapting to Change
Research Recommendations
Explaining Police Behavior: People and Situations
Nature of the Evidence
Situational Influences on Police Behavior
Legal Factors
Officers' Outlooks and Characteristics
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability
Experiences of Officers
Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and the Effects of Officer Race and Sex
Implications
Explaining Police Behavior: Organizations and Context
Measures of Organization Activities and Outputs
Neglected Dimensions of Police Behavior
Influence of Police Organization
Influence of External Forces
Conclusion
The Effectiveness of Police Activities in Reducing Crime, Disorder, and Fear
Strength of the Evidence
Standard Model of Police Practices
Community-Oriented Policing
Focused Policing Efforts
Problem-Oriented Policing
Conclusion
Lawful Policing
Police Compliance with the Law and the Constitution
Promoting Compliance with Legal and Constitutional Rules
External Accountability Mechanisms
Police Fairness: Legitimacy as the Consent of the Public
Legitimacy and Policing
Creating Legitimacy
Building Legitimacy Through Organizational Reform
Conclusion
The Future of Policing Research
Enhancing Crime Control Effectiveness
Enhancing the Lawfulness of Police Actions
Enhancing the Legitimacy of Policing
Improving Personnel Practices
Fostering Innovation
Assessing Problem-Oriented and Community Policing
Respondng to Terrorism
Organizing Research
References
Biographical Sketches
Index
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