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Human Relations and Police Work,9781577662365

Human Relations and Police Work

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Edition:
5th
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9781577662365

ISBN10:
1577662369
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/1/2002
Publisher(s):
Waveland Pr Inc
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
Section I Police and the Community 1(30)
Cases Involving Police and the Community
9(2)
The Room at the End of the Hall
11(2)
A police officer is faced with a possible sexual assault at a fraternity house
Hot Dog
13(2)
A rookie police officer abuses his newfound authority by throwing his weight around the community
Park Place
15(2)
A police officer from a lower-income neighborhood discovers a more lenient law-enforcement standard in the affluent neighborhood to which he is transferred
Liberty and Justic for All
17(2)
A police officer is transferred from an upper-class patrol zone to a low-income inner-city patrol zone
No Espanol
19(2)
A police officer has difficulty communicating with non-English speaking individuals
Community Policing: Network or Nightmare?
21(4)
A lieutenant in charge of a community police center is faced with changing department attitudes from a traditional police perspective to a community awareness perspective
Officer Friendly---Unfriendly Neighborhood
25(3)
A police-community relations officer attempts to describe ``neighborhood watch'' programs to residents of an older neighborhood who are for the most part senior citizens
Hate Crimes
28(3)
A state trooper suspects that the local sheriff's department may have been involved in a racially motivated assault
Section II Family and Crisis Intervention 31(30)
Cases Involving Family and Crisis Intervention
41(2)
Christmas Eve
43(2)
A police officer responds to a routine family distrubance call on Christmas Eve
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
45(2)
A deputy sheriff finds himself in the middle of a family crisis while attempting to serve a court order
Police Officer or Social Worker?
47(2)
A married couple with three children living in a housing project is suffering from the stresses of poverty
Different Choices, Equal Protection?
49(2)
Two police officers respond to a domestic violence call involving two gay men
Honor Thy Father and Mother
51(3)
A police officer and a social worker must decide how to handle a situation involving elderly abuse
The Color of a Living Room
54(2)
An explosive family situation creates a crisis when a woman attacks an intervening police officer
Public Duty or Brotherhood?
56(3)
A police officer receives a call concerning a disturbance at a fellow officer's home
Double Bind
59(2)
A police officer who answers a domestic disturbance call discovers that the wife involved is also the girlfriend of his divorced partner
Section III The Police and Juveniles 61(28)
Cases Involving Juveniles
67(2)
``I Sorry, Officer''
69(2)
A police officer catches a seven-year-old boy stealing items from cars in a parking lot
Neighborhood Brat
71(2)
A juvenile bureau officer is faced with parent problems when he attempts to deal with a young boy causing trouble in the neighborhood
Boy with a Gun
73(2)
A police officer is faced with arresting a 15-year-old boy for possession of an antique firearm on school grounds
Cruisers
75(3)
A police sergeant is faced with curbing the number of teenage cruisers creating havoc in a shopping center parking lot
Right Side of the Tracks---Wrong Side of the Law
78(3)
A group of upper-middle-class teenagers (including a senator's son) are involved in small-time drug sales and vandalism
Homegrown Terrorism
81(2)
A police officer has a difficult time getting the parents of two teenage boys to understand the seriousness of the boys' assault on an elderly Arabic man
A Loving Father?
83(3)
A criminal investigator must investigate two young girls' accusations of incest by their father
Welcome Home?
86(3)
A state trooper who picks up two juvenile girls on an interstate highway suspects that the girls ran away because their parents have abused them
Section IV The Police and the Emotionally Distressed 89(28)
Cases Involving the Emotionally Distressed
95(2)
A Victim of Rape?
97(2)
A police officer investigates the allged rape of a young woman
Police Psychologist
99(2)
Two police officers must take a mentally incompetent young man into custody
``I Did It''
101(4)
A police detective realizes that everyone who confesses to a crime may not have committed the crime
A Christmas Wish
105(2)
A police officer is faced with a homeless person who refuses to seek shelter on a dangerously cold Christmas Eve
Prominent Deviance
107(3)
A police officer apprehends a prominent citizen committing a sexually deviant act
The Chase
110(2)
Deciding what to do with an intoxicated driver can sometimes cause a negative reflection on the investigating police officer
No Job and No Hope
112(3)
A police officer is faced with a highly emotional individual threatening to commit suicide
Suicide by Cop
115(2)
A Hispanic Internal Affairs officer must write a racially sensitive and fair report about a white police officer who fatally shot a depressed African-American male, who may have deliberately caused his own death by brandishing a weapon that turned out to be a toy gun
Section V Police Stress 117(32)
Cases Involving Police Stress
125(2)
Decisions
127(3)
A police officer is faced with two decision-making situations at the same time
Eviction Notice
130(3)
A police officer is forced to serve an eviction notice on an elderly couple
A Trained Machine
133(3)
An officer is faced with an internal affairs investigation regarding a shooting incident
Family or Job?
136(3)
A police officer finds that there is not enough ``off-duty'' time in police work
Civil Liability
139(2)
A police officer must decide if the fear of litigation will impede his performance as an officer of the law
The School of Hard Knocks
141(2)
A police officer assigned to a high school that has been traumatized by a school shooting incident discovers that her fellow officers are less than enthusiastic about coming up with a plan to help those involved recover from the tragedy
To Protect and Serve
143(3)
A rookie realizes that becoming a police officer has unusual effects on former friends
Off Duty or Off Limits?
146(3)
An off-duty officer is drawn into an uncomfortable situation while drinking in a neighborhood bar whose owner, a former cop, needs assistance with some unruly customers
Section VI Police Ethics 149(30)
Cases Involving Police Ethics
155(2)
Fringe Benefits
157(3)
A rookie police officer finds many unsuspected benefits to being a police officer
Corrupt Community---Corrupt Police
160(3)
A newly elected sheriff is faced with making a decision between enforcing the law in his county or bowing to the political pressures and desires of the community
Super Cop
163(3)
One of the best police officers in the department is using unethical techniques to solve crimes
Drop Gun
166(2)
A police officer questions his partner about the use of a ``drop gun'' in a shooting incident
Employment or Ethics?
168(2)
While stopping a young man for drunken driving, the arresting officer recognizes him as being the mayor's son
Constitutional Rights
170(3)
A police detective finds that not every suspect ``gets their rights.''
Sexual Harassment
173(3)
A rookie police officer is being sexually harassed by a commanding officer
The Transmission of Justice
176(3)
A police officer who helped a businessman's son gain pretrial diversion accepts the father's offer to repair his vehicle free of charge, but now he feels uncomfortably obligated when the son again runs afoul of the law
Section VII Police Administration and Supervision 179(29)
Cases Involving Police Administration and Supervision
186(2)
Mrs. James Thorton, III
188(3)
A small-town police chief is faced with a member of the city council making improper demands
Good Officer---Poor Commander
191(3)
A police lieutenant has been promoted to patrol shift commander and has trouble being an effective leader
Burned-Out in Blue
194(3)
A police lieutenant is faced with gaining accreditation for his department, the officers of which are suffering from severe police stress
Chain of Command
197(3)
An assistant chief of police is frustrated when the chief overrides several of his decisions
Discipline
200(3)
A newly appointed chief finds himself having to be an administrator rather than just one of the officers
Minority Recruitment
203(3)
A police chief must find a way to recruit minority police applicants for his department
An Out-of-Shape Department
206(2)
A city council complains to the chief of police that his officers are overweight and out-of-shape
Blue Flu
208(1)
A police chief is faced with a work slowdown and possible strike due to a governmental failure to produce a promised pay increase


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