Contemporary Policing: Controversies, Challenges, and Solutions: An Anthology by Samuel WalkerContemporary Policing: Controversies, Challenges, and Solutions: An Anthology by Samuel Walker

Contemporary Policing: Controversies, Challenges, and Solutions: An Anthology

bySamuel WalkerEditorQuint C. Thurman, Jihong Zhao

Paperback | September 15, 2003

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Contemporary Policing: Controversies, Challenges, and Solutions presents a broad range of up-to-date articles on new policing strategies, promising approaches to the problem of crime, challenges facing the police from within and outside the organization, policing innovations, and issues ofpolice deviance and ethics. Editors Quint C. Thurman and Jihong Zhao have chosen key selections from notable scholars such as Lawrence W. Sherman, Samuel Walker, Ronald V. Clarke, former Minneapolis police chief Anthony Bouza, and others to examine how policing has responded to a myriad of challenges since the late1990s--including crime and disorder, racial profiling, police use of deadly force, gangs, corruption, drug abuse, and sexual misconduct. The article topics range from problem-solving and problem-oriented criminal investigations to CompStat and geographic profiling.
Quint C. Thurman is at Southwest Texas State University. Jihong Zhao is at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Title:Contemporary Policing: Controversies, Challenges, and Solutions: An AnthologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:388 pages, 7.01 × 9.21 × 0.71 inPublished:September 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Each Part begins with an Introduction.General IntroductionPart I: New Policing Strategies1. Trust and Confidence in Criminal JusticeLawrence W. Sherman2. Defining Police Strategies: Problem Solving, Problem-Oriented Policing, and Community-Oriented PolicingRonald V. Clarke3. New SkylineEli B. Silverman4. The Third Generation of Community Policing: Moving Through Innovation, Diffusion, and InstitutionalizationWillard M. OliverPart II: Promising Approaches to Crime Reduction and Prevention5. Policing for Crime PreventionLawrence W. Sherman6. Crime and Disorder in Drug Hot Spots: Implications for Theory and Practice in PolicingDavid Weisburd and Lorraine Green Mazerolle7. Focusing on Prey Rather Than Predators: A Problem-Oriented Response to Repeat VictimizationRon W. Glensor, Ken J. Peak, and Mark E. Correia8. Screening out Criminal Offenders: An Evaluation of Crime-Free Multi-Family Housing in TacomaLucy Edwards Hochstein and Quint C. ThurmanPart III: Challenging Issues in the Internal Police Environment9. The Myth of the 'Military Model' of Leadership in Law EnforcementThomas J. Cowper10. Reinventing Government: The Views of Police Middle ManagersGennaro F. Vito and Julie Kunselman11. Sources of Job Satisfaction Among Police Officers: A Test of Demographic and Work EnvironmentJihong Zhao, Quint C. Thurman, and Ni He12. Early Warning Systems for Police: Concept, History, and IssuesSamuel Walker, Geoffrey P. Alpert, and Dennis J. Kenney13. Preparing Police Officers for Success in the Twenty-First CenturyQuint C. ThurmanPart IV: Challenging Issues in the External Police Environment14. Crime Fighting as MythAnthony V. Bouza15. What We Know About Police Use of ForceKenneth Adams16. A National Survey of Pursuits and the Use of Police Force: Data from Law-Enforcement AgenciesDennis Jay Kenney and Geoffrey P. Alpert17. The Establishment of a Police Gang Unit: An Examination of Organizational and Environmental FactorsCharles M. Katz18. Racial Profiling: Issues and Implications for Police PolicyDavid L. Carter and Andra J. Katz-BannisterPart V: Innovations, Boundary Spanning, and Capacity Building19. The Nature of Community Policing Innovations: Do the Ends Justify the Means?Jihong Zhao and Quint C. Thurman20. Problem-Oriented Criminal InvestigationBrian Forst21. Geographic ProfilingD. Kim Rossmo22. Veering Toward Digital Disorder: Computer-Related Crime and Law Enforcement PreparednessMark E. Correia and Craig Bowling23. Technological Challenges and Innovations in Police PatrollingDelores E. Craig-MorelandPart VI: Police Deviance and Ethical Issues24. When Badges Get Too Big: Identifying and Misidentifying Police Misconduct From Citizen ComplaintsKim Lersch25. When Strings Are Attached: Understanding the Role of Gratuities in Police Corruptibility,Brian L. Withrow and Jeffrey D. Dailey26. Police Sexual MisconductTim Maher27. Drug Use and Drug-Related Corruption of Police OfficersDavid L. CarterPart VII: The Challenges Ahead28. The Future of PolicingDavid H. Bayley and Clifford D. Shearing29. The Future of Policing in a Community EraJihong Zhao30. Future Issues in Policing: Challenges for LeadersSheldon Greenberg

Editorial Reviews

"The topics...are varied and interesting and reflect the editors' aim of examining challenges to the police in a changing environment. The articles offer focus on the environmental context, not just the issue."--James Golden, University of Arkansas at Little Rock