The Police in America Classic and Contemporary Readings

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2003-05-26
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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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.

Table of Contents

1. Kelling, George L
and Mark H
Moore (1988) The Evolving Strategy of Policing
2. Williams, Hubert and Patrick V
Murphy (1999) The Evolving Strategy of Policing: A Minority View
3. Chambliss, William J
(1994) Policing the Ghetto Underclass: The Politics of Law and Law Enforcement
4. Barlow, David and Melissa Hickman Barlow (1999) A Political Economy of Community Policing
5. Bittner, Egon (1967) The Functions of Police in Modern Society
Questions for Discussion and Review
1. Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department (1991) Summary Report of the Independent Commission
2. Worden, Robert E
(1995) The "Causes" of Police Brutality: Theory and Evidence of Police Use of Force
3. Muir, William Ker Jr
(1977) Police: Streetcorner Politicians
4. Black, Donald (1971) The Social Organization of Arrest
5. Van Maanen, John (1978) Policing: A View From the Street
6. Fyfe, James J
(1979) Administrative Interventions on Police Shooting Discretion
Questions for Discussion and Review
1. Kelling, George L
Tone Pate, Duane Dickman, and Charles E
Brown (1974) The Kansas City Preventive Patrol Experiment: A Summary Report
2. Sherman, Lawrence W
And Dennis P
Rogan (1995) Effects of Gun Size on Gun Violence: "Hot Spots" Patrol in Kansas City
3. Chaiken, Jan, Peter Greenwood, and Joan Petersilia (1977) The Criminal Investigation Process: A Summary Report
4. Brandl, Steven G
and James Frank (1994) The Relationship Between Evidence, Detective Effort, and the Disposition of Burglary and Robbery Investigations
5. Sherman, Lawrence W
Catherine H
Milton, and Thomas V
Kelly (1973) Team Policing: Seven Case Studies
6. Maguire, Edward (1997) Structural Change in Large Municipal Police Organizations During the Community Policing Era
7. Goldstein, Herman (1979) Improving Policing: A Problem-Oriented Approach
8. Wilson, J
and G
Kelling (1982) Broken Windows: Police and Neighborhood Safety
9. Kraska, Peter B
and Louis J
Cubellis (1997) Militarizing Mayberry and Beyond: Making Sense of American Paramilitary Policing
Questions for Discussion and Review

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