Key Readings

Author: Tim Newburn

Publisher: Willan Pub

ISBN: 9781843920915

Category: Law

Page: 834

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Policing has developed as an increasingly important and popular subject of study at colleges and universities in western societies, either as a subject in its own right or as part of broader courses in the field of criminology and criminal justice. At the same time police forces themselves have become increasingly professionalised and engaged with academic and theoretical debates on the nature of policing.Both students and practitioners have needed ready access to the growing body of literature and writing on policing.There now exists a body of work ­ much of it North American, some of it British, some Australian ­ that constitutes the core of policing studies. Much of it, however exists in the form of articles in journals or other publications, and is often not readily accessible to students or practitioners needing this for their course or training.This book aims to bring together the key readings, which constitute this core of policing studies, setting them within the necessary theoretical, social and political context, and providing an explanatory commentary.Extensive one-volume collection of key and classic writings on policing Informative commentary provides appropriate theoretical, social and political context Core reading for police studies, with sections on the emergence and development of the police, the role and function of the police, police culture, policing strategies, deviance ethics and control, and the emerging pattern of policing
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New and Essential Readings

Author: Stephen K. Rice,Michael D. White

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814776167

Category: Social Science

Page: 535

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From Rodney King and “driving while black” to claims of targeting of undocumented Latino immigrants, relationships surrounding race, ethnicity, and the police have faced great challenge. Race, Ethnicity, and Policing includes both classic pieces and original essays that provide the reader with a comprehensive, even-handed sense of the theoretical underpinnings, methodological challenges, and existing research necessary to understand the problems associated with racial and ethnic profiling and police bias. This path-breaking volume affords a holistic approach to the topic, guiding readers through the complexity of these issues, making clear the ecological and political contexts that surround them, and laying the groundwork for future discussions. The seminal and forward-thinking twenty-two essays clearly illustrate that equitable treatment of citizens across racial and ethnic groups by police is one of the most critical components of a successful democracy, and that it is only when agents of social control are viewed as efficient, effective, and legitimate that citizens will comply with the laws that govern their society. The book includes an introduction by Robin S. Engel and contributions from leading scholars including Jeffrey A. Fagan, James J. Fyfe, Bernard E. Harcourt, Delores Jones-Brown, Ramiro Martínez, Jr., Karen F. Parker, Alex R. Piquero, Tom R. Tyler, Jerome H. Skolnick, Ronald Weitzer, and many others.
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Author: Peter K. Manning

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317261429

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Democratic policing today is a widely used approach to policing not only in Western societies but increasingly around the world. Yet it is rarely defined and it is little understood by the public and even by many of its practitioners. Peter K. Manning draws on political philosophy, sociology and criminal justice to develop a widely applicable fundamental conception of democratic policing. In the process he delineates today's relationship between democracy and policing. Democratic Policing in a Changing World documents the failure of police reform, showing that each new approach - such as crime mapping and 'hot spots' policing - fails to alter any fundamental practice and has in fact increased social inequalities. He offers a new and better approach for scholars, policy makers, police, governments and societies.
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Author: Eugene McLaughlin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803989054

Category: Law

Page: 246

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The New Policing provides a comprehensive introduction to the critical issues confronting policing today. It incorporates an overview of traditional approaches to the study of the police with a discussion of current perspectives. The book goes on to examine key themes, including the core purpose of contemporary policework; the reconfiguration of police culture; organizational issues and dilemmas currently confronting the police; the managerial reforms and professional innovations that have been implemented in recent years; and the future of policing, security, and crime control. In offering this discussion of the nature and role of the police, The New Policing illustrates the need to re-examine and re-think the theoretical perspectives that have constituted policing studies. Examining evidence from the UK, the USA, and other western societies, the book promotes and enables an understanding of the cultural and symbolic significance of policing in society.
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Author: Tim Newburn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136308512

Category: Social Science

Page: 904

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This new edition of the Handbook of Policing updates and expands the highly successful first edition, and now includes a completely new chapter on policing and forensics. It provides a comprehensive, but highly readable overview of policing in the UK, and is an essential reference point, combining the expertise of leading academic experts on policing and policing practitioners themselves.
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Contemporary Readings

Author: Roger G. Dunham,Geoffrey P. Alpert

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: 9781478622871

Category: Political Science

Page: 630

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Author: Alison Wakefield,Jenny Fleming

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 1446245810

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 7442

The SAGE Dictionary of Policing is the definitive reference tool for students, academics and practitioners in police studies. The Dictionary delivers a complete guide to policing in a comprehensive, easy-to-use format. Contributions by 110 of the world's leading academics and practitioners based in 14 countries map out all the key concepts and topics in the field. Each entry includes: " a concise definition " distinctive features of the concept " a critical evaluation " associated concepts, directing readers to linked entries " key readings, enabling readers to take their knowledge further. In addition, The SAGE Dictionary of Policing offers online resources, including free access to key articles and links to useful websites. This is a must-have for students, lecturers, researchers and professionals in police studies, criminology and criminal justice. It is the ideal companion to the SAGE Dictionary of Criminology: together the two books provide the most authoritative and comprehensive guide available. Alison Wakefield is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of New South Wales. She was previously based at City University, London. Jenny Fleming is Professor at the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies, University of Tasmania.
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Author: Tim Newburn

Publisher: Willan Pub

ISBN: 9781843924036

Category: Social Science

Page: 908

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Presenting a comprehensive single-volume collection of readings in criminology, this title provides students with convenient access to a broad range of excerpts from original criminological texts and key articles.
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Author: Tim Newburn,Peter Neyroud

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134011555

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Covers the rapidly developing and increasingly professionalized field of contemporary policing with its new emphasis on skills, standards and knowledge.
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Author: Robert Reiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199283397

Category: Law

Page: 319

View: 6286

This fourth edition of Robert Reiner's popular and highly-acclaimed text contains substantial revisions, to take into account the recent and profound changes in the law, policy and organisation of policing.
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A Text/Reader

Author: Carol A. Archbold

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412993695

Category: Political Science

Page: 608

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Part of the SAGE Text/Reader Series in Criminology and Criminal Justice, this book provides an overview of the field of policing, including a collection of carefully selected classic and contemporary articles that have previously appeared in leading journals, along with original material in a mini-chapter format that contextualizes the concepts. It provides strong coverage on the basics of policing plus current and relevant topics such as female, gay and lesbian, and racial/ethnic minorities officers, policing issues in both rural and urban settings, police misconduct, accountability and ethics, and more.
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Author: Frank Leishman,Barry Loveday,Stephen P. Savage

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582369863

Category: Law enforcement

Page: 326

View: 341

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Profiling, Policing, and Punishing in an Actuarial Age

Author: Bernard E. Harcourt

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226315997

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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From random security checks at airports to the use of risk assessment in sentencing, actuarial methods are being used more than ever to determine whom law enforcement officials target and punish. And with the exception of racial profiling on our highways and streets, most people favor these methods because they believe they’re a more cost-effective way to fight crime. In Against Prediction, Bernard E. Harcourt challenges this growing reliance on actuarial methods. These prediction tools, he demonstrates, may in fact increase the overall amount of crime in society, depending on the relative responsiveness of the profiled populations to heightened security. They may also aggravate the difficulties that minorities already have obtaining work, education, and a better quality of life—thus perpetuating the pattern of criminal behavior. Ultimately, Harcourt shows how the perceived success of actuarial methods has begun to distort our very conception of just punishment and to obscure alternate visions of social order. In place of the actuarial, he proposes instead a turn to randomization in punishment and policing. The presumption, Harcourt concludes, should be against prediction.
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Author: Børge Bakken

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742575594

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Crime has long been a silent partner in China's march to modernization, just as law and order has become increasingly important in legitimizing the Chinese regime. This groundbreaking volume offers the first systematic exploration of the social, economic, political, legal, and practical parameters of crime and control, locating them within a broader milieu of turbulent development and transition. A multidisciplinary group of leading scholars draw on a rich body of empirical data and rare archival research to develop a theoretical, comparative, and historical context for understanding contemporary Chinese crime, policing, and punishment. All those interested in modern and contemporary Chinese politics, law, and society, as well as in comparative criminology and law, will find this work an invaluable resource.
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Practical Insights, Practical Tools

Author: Cary A. Friedman

Publisher: Compass Books

ISBN: 0976196611

Category: Self-Help

Page: 80

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This book is designed to provide spiritual fortification for officers who are faced with a barrage of experiences in the course of their careers which challenge their most deeply held personal beliefs. It comes with exercises, tools, and insights to restore inner peace and clarity.
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Challenges & Controversies

Author: Jeffrey Ian Ross

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763771384

Category: Law

Page: 338

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Ideal for allied health and pre-nursing students, Alcamos Fundamentals of Microbiology, Body Systems Edition, retains the engaging, student-friendly style and active learning approach for which award-winning author and educator Jeffrey Pommerville is known. It presents diseases, complete with new content on recent discoveries, in a manner that is directly applicable to students and organized by body system. A captivating art program, learning design format, and numerous case studies draw students into the text and make them eager to learn more about the fascinating world of microbiology.
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Author: Ian Loader,Neil Walker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139464647

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Security has become a defining feature of contemporary public discourse, permeating the so-called 'war on terror', problems of everyday crime and disorder, the reconstruction of 'weak' or 'failed' states and the dramatic renaissance of the private security industry. But what does it mean for individuals to be secure, and what is the relationship between security and the practices of the modern state? In this timely and important book, Ian Loader and Neil Walker outline and defend the view that security remains a valuable public good. They argue that the state is indispensable to the task of fostering and sustaining liveable political communities in the contemporary world and thus pivotal to the project of civilizing security. This is a major contribution by two leading scholars in the field and will be of interest to anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of one the most significant and pressing issues of our times.
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Developments in Research, Policy and Practice

Author: A. James

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137307374

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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This book provides a critical analysis of the employment of intelligence-led policing (ILP) strategies. It aims to convey a better understanding of some of the realities of the police investigative and criminal intelligence worlds, and to examine what the story of intelligence-led policing tells us about policing and the police organization.
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Street Cops and Management Cops

Author: John Leo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351300946

Category: Political Science

Page: 145

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The emergence and functioning of two competing and sometimes conflicting cultures within police departments demonstrates how competition between street cops and "bosses" is at the heart of the organizational dilemma of modern urban policing. Unlike other works in this field that focus on the monolithic culture or familial quality of policing, this study demonstrates that which might look cohesive from the point of view of outsiders has its own internal dynamics and conflicts. The book shows that police departments are not immune to the conflict inherent in any large-scale bureaucracy, when externally imposed management schemes for increasing efficiency and effectiveness are imposed on an existing social organization. Based upon two years of extensive field work, in which the author covered every major aspect of policing at the precinct level in the New York City police department from manning the complaint desk to riding in squad cars. Ianni shows how the organized structure of the police department is disintegrating. The new "Management Cop Culture" is bureaucratically juxtaposed to the precinct level "Street Cop Culture," and bosses' loyalties to the social and political networks of management cops rather than to the men on the street causes a sharp division with grave consequences for the departments. The study concentrates on a series of dramatic events, such as the suicide of a police officer charged with corruption, a major riot, and the trial of an officer accused of killing a prisoner while in police custody. Ianni traces how these events affected relationships among fellow officers and between officers and "bosses."
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