Police in America Classic and Contemporary Readings

ISBN-10: 053462376X
ISBN-13: 9780534623760
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $147.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 5/26/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 350
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342

This unique reader provides students with a scholarly foundation for understanding police research, theory and practice. The Police in America also includes classic readings and more contemporary writings which directly relate to and build upon the classical works. This unique combination of classic and contemporary readings helps bring police literature alive for today's students, and helps them to recognize the relevance of this literature to contemporary issues and problems in policing.

Steven G. Brandl is an Associate Professor in the Criminal Justice department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research interests include police decision-making and behavior, police use of force, the relationship between the police and the community, criminal investigation, and program evaluation. Brandl has conducted numerous research projects with several major metropolitan police departments. He is the author of numerous articles in professional journals and co-editor of VOICES FROM THE FIELD: READINGS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH (Pope/Lovell/Brandl, Wadsworth 2001).

David E. Barlow is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at Fayetteville State University. His research interests include multicultural issues in policing, white collar crime, and the history, ideology, and political economy of crime control in the United States. He has worked in the criminal justice field as a correctional officer, deputy sheriff and university police officer in South Carolina and Florida. Barlow is the author of numerous articles in professional journals, co-editor of the book, Classics in Policing (Anderson 1996) and co-author of the book, Police in a Multicultural Society: An American Story (Waveland 2000).

Police History and Role
Introduction
The Evolving Strategy of Policing
The Evolving Strategy of Police: A Minority View
Policing the Ghetto Underclass: The Politics of Law and Law Enforcement
A Political Economy of Community Policing
The Functions of Police in Modern Society
Questions for Discussion and Review
Police Discretion
Introduction
Summary Report of the Independent Commission
The "Causes" of Police Brutality: Theory and Evidence on Police Use of Force
The Professional Political Model of the Good Policeman
The Social Organization of Arrest
The Asshole
Administrative Interventions on Police Shooting Discretion: An Empirical Examination
Questions for Discussion and Review
Strategies of Policing
Introduction
The Kansas City Preventive Patrol Experiment: A Summary Report
Effects of Gun Seizures on Gun Violence: "Hot Spots" Patrol in Kansas City
The Criminal Investigation Process: A Summary Report
The Relationship Between Evidence, Detective Effort, and the Disposition of Burglary and Robbery Investigations
Team Policing: Case Studies
Structural Change in Large Municipal Police Organizations During the Community Policing Era
Improving Policing: A Problem-Oriented Approach
Broken Windows: The Police and Neighborhood Safety
Militarizing Mayberry and Beyond: Making Sense of American Paramilitary Policing
Questions for Discussion and Review
Name Index
Subject Index

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