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9780205272099

Controversial Issues in Policing

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205272099

  • ISBN10:

    0205272096

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-12-18
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall

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Utilizing a unique debate format, this criminal justice book addresses some of the most controversial, topical issues in policing today. Drawing on previously unpublished materials, the book includes contributions by well known authors from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, all with expertise in their particular topic and an enthusiasm for debating that is guaranteed to hold reader interest. The unique "Yes/No/Rejoinder" format lets the reader examine both sides of each issue without researching additional sources. Part I discusses the legal framework in which police operate; topics include interpretation of the Fourth Amendment, civil forfeiture, a police officer bill of rights, and juvenile curfews. Part II looks at police personnel practices, including education and contracts. Part III asks questions about the police organization, including its paramilitary structure, the existence of a subculture, and the effectiveness of pursuits. In Part IV community policing issues are covered, including the role of citizen review boards and the media. For anyone interested in hot topics and current issues in law enforcement.

Table of Contents

Dedication
Foreword
Introduction
Controversial Issues: The Police and Our Legal Framework
The Changing Fourth Amendment: An Inevitable Evolution or an Unfortunate Devolution? An Inevitable Evolution
An Unfortunate Devolution
Civil Forfeiture in Law Enforcement: An Effective Tool or Cash Register Justice?
An Effective Tool
Cash Register Justice
A Police Officer's Bill of Rights: A Needed Protection for Cops?
Yes
No
Are Juvenile Curfews a Legal and Effective Way to Reduce Juvenile Crime?
Yes
No
Controversial Issues: Police Personnel Practices
Should a College Degree Be Required for Today's Law Enforcement Officer?
Yes
No
College-Educated Cops: Is the Time Now?
Yes
No
Police Executive Contracts: Are They a Foundation for Successful Tenure?
Yes
No
Controversial Issues: The Police Organization
Are Ethical Problems in Policing a Function of Poor Organizational Communications?
Yes
No
Is It Time to Change Law Enforcement's Paramilitary Structure?
Yes
No
Is There a Distinct Subculture in American Policing?
Yes
No
Is It Time for Police Agencies to Eliminate Pursuits?
Yes
No
Controversial Issues: Policing Our Communities
Do We Need a War on Crime or Peace in the 'Hood?
War on Crime
Peace in the 'Hood
Community Policing: A More Efficacious Police Response or Simply Inflated Promises?
A More Efficacious Response
Simply Inflated Promises
Do Citizen Review Boards Provide a Needed Oversight of Police Practices?
Yes
No
Is the Media a Friend of Law Enforcement
Yes
No
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