Policing Perspectives: An Anthology

Paperback | January 15, 1998

EditorLarry K. Gaines, Gary W. Cordner

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This eclectic collection of contemporary and classical articles examines a variety of operational and administrative issues in the context of modern police work. It provides even coverage in terms of both theoretical and applied perspectives, with an analytical approach. In this regard, thereader is given a foundation as to why the police operate as they do. Gaines and Cordner's anthology offers the following distinctive features: * A number of articles on the community policing movement. * A section addressing administrative issues. Critics of policing have charged that antiquated management styles have hampered the progress of community policing. * The section on doing police work addresses a number of specific operational issues. * A strong section on ethics and deviance. Some critics charge that community policing may result in increased levels of police corruption and ethical violations. * Articles that put the "problem solving" strategy of community policing into perspective. Thought-provoking introductions to each article and each section guide the student and ease instruction by identifying and explaining central issues, key concepts, and relationships among topics. This gives internal cohesiveness and structure to the selections. A comprehensive subject index is alsoprovided.

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This eclectic collection of contemporary and classical articles examines a variety of operational and administrative issues in the context of modern police work. It provides even coverage in terms of both theoretical and applied perspectives, with an analytical approach. In this regard, thereader is given a foundation as to why the pol...

Larry K. Gaines is at California State University at San Bernardino. Gary W. Cordner is at Eastern Kentucky University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:458 pages, 6.81 × 9.21 × 0.98 inPublished:January 15, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: The Function of the Police1. Dilemmas of Police Administration, James Q. Wilson 2. Reconsidering the Police Role, Clifford Shearing and Jeffrey Leon 3. Can the Police Be Privatized, Philip Fixler and Robert Poole, Jr. 4. The County Sheriff as a Distinctive Policing Modality, David Falcone and Edward Wells Part II: History and Context5. The Development of Modern Police, David Bayley 6. Southern Slave Patrols as a Transitional Police Style, Phillip Reichel 7. The Municipal Detective: An Historical Analysis, Jack Kuykendall8. Broken Windows and Fractured History, Samuel Walker Part III: Strategies and Programs9. Crime and Policing, Mark H. Moore, Robert Trojanowicz, and George Kelling 10. Community Policing: Elements and Effects, Gary Cordner 11. The Problems of Problem-Solving, Michael Buerger 12. The Kansas City Gun Experiment, Lawrence Sherman, James Shaw, and Dennis Rogan Part IV: The Nature of Police Work13. Four Policemen, William K. Muir 14. Patterns of Police Investigation, William B. Waegel 15. What Is Patrol Work, Gordon Whitaker 16. Learning the Skills of Policing, David Bayley and Egon Bittner Part V: Doing Police Work17. The Law Enforcement Response to Spouse Abuse, David Hirschel, Ira Huchison, Charles Dean, and Anne-Marie Mills18. Vice Isn't Nice: A Look at the Effects of Working Undercover, Mark Pogrebin and Eric Poole 19. The Police and Drugs, Mark Moore and Mark Kleiman 20. Police Handling of People With Mental Illness, Elizabeth Perkins and Gary CordnerPart VI: Ethics And Deviance21. Learning Police Ethics, Lawrence Sherman 22. Drug-Related Corruption of Police Officers, David Carter 23. Exploring Police Sexual Violence Against Women, Peter Kraska and Victor Kappeler24. "Fluffing Up the Evidence and Covering Your Ass": Some Conceptual Notes on Police Lying, Thomas Barker and David Carter Part VII: Administration and Management25. Developing Police Policy: An Evaluation of the Control Principle, Geoffrey Alpert and William Smith 26. Empowering Police Officers: The Tarnished Silver Bullet?, Larry Gaines and Charles Swanson 27. Community Policing and Police Agency Accreditation, Gary Cordner and Gerald Williams 28. An Institutional Perspective of Policing, John Crank and Robert Langworthy Part VIII: Contemporary Issues29. Report of the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department, The Christopher Commission 30. Police Use of Deadly Force: Research and Reform, James Fyfe31. Militarizing American Police: The Rise and Normalization of Paramilitary Units, Peter Kraska and Victor Kappeler 32. Dragons and Dinosaurs: The Plight of Patrol Women, Donna Hale and Stacey Wyland