9780877667650

Holding Police Accountable

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  • ISBN13:

    9780877667650

  • ISBN10:

    0877667659

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-07-30
  • Publisher: Urban Inst Pr

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Summary

In Holding Police Accountable, twelve of today┐s leading scholars on police work examine seminal research on the use of force and how it can inform today's research. The volume celebrates the late James J. Fyfe, the preeminent scholar on police use of force. In 1978 Fyfe found that administrative controls training, guidelines, and regulation reduced deadly shootings by officers without adversely affecting law enforcement or crime rates. The finding not only had profound impact on firearms policy, but compelled police departments to cooperate with independent researchers. Here, the scholars pick up the torch to work toward effective yet fair policing that will better protect all Americans.

Author Biography

Candace McCoy holds an appointment at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and teaches in the doctoral program of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Dr. McCoy received a J.D. from the University of Cincinnati and a Ph.D. in jurisprudence and social policy from the University of California and is a member of the Ohio bar. She specializes in the study of criminal justice policies, researching and teaching on such topics as sentencing, plea bargaining, jury decisionmaking, and police practices. Her most recent publication on these matters is ˘Plea Bargaining as Coercion: The Trial Penalty and Plea Bargaining Reform÷ in The Criminal Law Quarterly (Vol. 50, No. 1). Professor McCoy has conducted many evaluations of innovative programs and has consulted widely with federal and state criminal justice agencies most recently as Chair of New Jersey's Criminal Disposition Commission, and is currently working with the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research to develop restorative justice practices as conditions of probation. She has received the American Society of Criminology's Herbert Block Award for distinguished service to the profession.

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