Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement and Policing

Author: Andrew Millie, Ph.D.,Dilip K. Das

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420072327

Category: Law

Page: 248

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Rising terrorism and advances in technology, along with new organizational strategies and investigative techniques, have stretched the traditional role of the police officer. Calls for strong, intelligence-driven, paramilitary policing juxtaposed with a demand for “softer” community policing, leave officers under increased pressure to be tough and resolute, yet compassionate, accountable, and adaptable. A measured analysis of these concerns is crucial to enable police officers to move forward in this increasingly conflicted world Drawn from the most important articles in Police Practice and Research, Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement and Policing focuses on the most common issues affecting today’s officers. Enhanced with an introduction and conclusion to present and weigh the arguments and consider the pragmatic aspects and challenges posed, the articles are written by academics and practicing police officers from four countries to provide a balanced, international point of view. Assessing the driving forces behind contemporary policing, this book— · Addresses day-to-day policing and the stress found in both the daily grind and the division and stigmatization of certain branches of the force · Considers ethics, corruption, and the dangers of misplaced loyalties, highlighting Australian strategies to prevent misconduct · Provides a typology of terrorism based on scope and justification and discusses appropriate counterterrorism measures, as well as the impact on other policing priorities · Introduces a temporal component to the traditional spatial emphasis of crime mapping supported by a Madrid case study and its revealing failures · Discusses restorative policing as a fundamental shift in intervention objectives, from punishment or treatment to an emphasis on repairing harm An objective look at today’s trends, this book presents the most pertinent and talked-about issues in modern policing and provides perspective and direction for the future.
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Making Hate A Crime

From Social Movement to Law Enforcement

Author: Valerie Jenness,Ryken Grattet

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 1610443144

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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Violence motivated by racism, anti-Semitism, misogyny, and homophobia weaves a tragic pattern throughout American history. Fueled by recent high-profile cases, hate crimes have achieved an unprecedented visibility. Only in the past twenty years, however, has this kind of violence—itself as old as humankind—been specifically categorized and labeled as hate crime. Making Hate a Crime is the first book to trace the emergence and development of hate crime as a concept, illustrating how it has become institutionalized as a social fact and analyzing its policy implications. In Making Hate a Crime Valerie Jenness and Ryken Grattet show how the concept of hate crime emerged and evolved over time, as it traversed the arenas of American politics, legislatures, courts, and law enforcement. In the process, violence against people of color, immigrants, Jews, gays and lesbians, women, and persons with disabilities has come to be understood as hate crime, while violence against other vulnerable victims-octogenarians, union members, the elderly, and police officers, for example-has not. The authors reveal the crucial role social movements played in the early formulation of hate crime policy, as well as the way state and federal politicians defined the content of hate crime statutes, how judges determined the constitutional validity of those statutes, and how law enforcement has begun to distinguish between hate crime and other crime. Hate crime took on different meanings as it moved from social movement concept to law enforcement practice. As a result, it not only acquired a deeper jurisprudential foundation but its scope of application has been restricted in some ways and broadened in others. Making Hate a Crime reveals how our current understanding of hate crime is a mix of political and legal interpretations at work in the American policymaking process. Jenness and Grattet provide an insightful examination of the birth of a new category in criminal justice: hate crime. Their findings have implications for emerging social problems such as school violence, television-induced violence, elder-abuse, as well as older ones like drunk driving, stalking, and sexual harassment. Making Hate a Crime presents a fresh perspective on how social problems and the policies devised in response develop over time. A Volume in the American Sociological Association's Rose Series in Sociology
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Fundamentals of Criminal Justice

A Sociological View

Author: Steven E. Barkan,George J. Bryjak

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763754242

Category: Law

Page: 528

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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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Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

Author: Kären M. Hess

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495390909

Category: Law

Page: 608

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INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Ninth Edition, provides coverage of both law enforcement and the criminal justice system in one convenient text. This eminently practical, applied book not only provides an examination of the role of p
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Critical Issues In Crime and Justice

Author: Albert R. Roberts

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761926863

Category: Law

Page: 450

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Critical Issues in Crime and Justice, Second Edition provides a comprehensive examination of current developments and controversies confronting the American criminal justice system. An overview of contemporary criminal justice trends provides the context for interpreting the critical issues raised throughout this engaging volume. Editor Albert R. Roberts and a prominent group of scholars and criminal justice professionals examine both the successes and failures of modern law enforcement, juvenile justice, the courts, and correctional systems. Developed for courses on Critical Issues in Criminal Justice, Special Issues in Criminal Justice, and Contemporary Topics in Criminal Justice, Critical Issues in Crime and Justice, Second Edition is also an excellent supplementary text for introductory Criminal Justice and related courses.
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The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America

An Encyclopedia

Author: Wilbur R. Miller

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483305937

Category: History

Page: 2712

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Several encyclopedias overview the contemporary system of criminal justice in America, but full understanding of current social problems and contemporary strategies to deal with them can come only with clear appreciation of the historical underpinnings of those problems. Thus, this five-volume work surveys the history and philosophy of crime, punishment, and criminal justice institutions in America from colonial times to the present. It covers the whole of the criminal justice system, from crimes, law enforcement and policing, to courts, corrections and human services. Among other things, this encyclopedia: explicates philosophical foundations underpinning our system of justice; charts changing patterns in criminal activity and subsequent effects on legal responses; identifies major periods in the development of our system of criminal justice; and explores in the first four volumes - supplemented by a fifth volume containing annotated primary documents - evolving debates and conflicts on how best to address issues of crime and punishment. Its signed entries in the first four volumes--supplemented by a fifth volume containing annotated primary documents--provide the historical context for students to better understand contemporary criminological debates and the contemporary shape of the U.S. system of law and justice.
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Crime and Society

Author: Dr. Karabi Konch

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1947634828

Category: True Crime

Page: 130

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Crime and Society presents the subject matter of criminologyCriminology, its field and scope, its historical development and of law, law enforcement agencies and the criminal justice system. Concentrated on different relevant aspects of criminology such as crime, deviance and delinquency, it attempts to analyze different conscientious factors behind the involvement of youth in crime. Crimes committed by the youth are one of the most burning social problems in the present epoch. In the transitional period from childhood to adolescence and adolescence to maturity, the youth generally face different socio-economic problems. Many violent upheavals of youth personalities are thus to be expected in the transitional period. Some of the most vulnerable forms of crime such as murder, dacoity, theft, fraud, kidnapping, different crimes against women such as rape, molestation, dowry harassment and witch-hunting, infanticide and foeticide, crimes against children such as child trafficking, child abuse, etc., and cyber-crimes are areas included within this work. Some important theoretical approaches of criminology have also been discussed in this volume. This book will definitely help students, scholars and academicians to gather information and knowledge for their academic discourse.
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