The Oxford Handbook of Police and Policing

Hardcover | May 13, 2014

EditorMichael D. Reisig, Robert J. Kane

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The police are perhaps the most visible representation of government. They are charged with what has been characterized as an "impossible" mandate - control and prevent crime, keep the peace, provide public services - and do so within the constraints of democratic principles. The police aretrusted to use deadly force when it is called for and are allowed access to our homes in cases of emergency. In fact, police departments are one of the few government agencies that can be mobilized by a simple phone call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are ubiquitous within our society, buttheir actions are often not well understood.The Oxford Handbook of Police and Policing brings together research on the development and operation of policing in the United States and elsewhere. Accomplished policing researchers Michael D. Reisig and Robert J. Kane have assembled a cast of renowned scholars to provide an authoritative andcomprehensive overview of the institution of policing. The different sections of the Handbook explore policing contexts, strategies, authority, and issues relating to race and ethnicity. The Handbook also includes reviews of the research methodologies used by policing scholars and considerations ofthe factors that will ultimately shape the future of policing, thus providing persuasive insights into why and how policing has developed, what it is today, and what to expect in the future.Aimed at a wide audience of scholars and students in criminology and criminal justice, as well as police professionals, the Handbook serves as the definitive resource for information on this important institution.

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The police are perhaps the most visible representation of government. They are charged with what has been characterized as an "impossible" mandate - control and prevent crime, keep the peace, provide public services - and do so within the constraints of democratic principles. The police aretrusted to use deadly force when it is called ...

Michael D. Reisig is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. Robert J. Kane is Professor and Director of the Program of Criminology and Justice Policy at Drexel University, and co-author of Jammed-Up: Bad Cops, Police Misconduct, and the New York City Police Department.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:672 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:May 13, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199843880

ISBN - 13:9780199843886

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List of ContributorsPART I: POLICING CONTEXTS1. James J. Willis: A Recent History of Police2. Lallen Johnson: Policing Urban Drug Markets3. John L. Worrall: The Politics of Policing4. Edward R. Maguire: Police Organizations and the Iron Cage of RationalityPART II: POLICING STRATEGIES5. Anthony A. Braga: Problem-Oriented Policing: Principles, Practice, and Crime Prevention6. David Thacher: Order-Maintenance Policing7. Gary Cordner: Community Policing8. Jack R. Greene: Zero Tolerance and Policing9. Melissa Schaefer Morabito: Policing Vulnerable PopulationsPART III: POLICE AUTHORITY10. Willem de Lint: Police Authority in Liberal Consent Democracies: A Case for Anti-Authoritarian Cops11. Justice Tankebe: Police Legitimacy12. William Terrill: Police Coercion13. Michael D. White: Restraint and Technology: Exploring Police Use of the TASER Through the Diffusion of Innovation Framework14. Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovich: Police MisconductPART IV: RACE/ETHNICITY AND POLICING15. Ronald Weitzer: Police Race Relations16. Rod K. Brunson and Jacinta M. Gau: Race, Place, and Policing the Inner-City17. Robin Engel and Derek M. Cohen: Racial Profiling18. Melanie A. Taylor, Scott H. Decker, Doris M. Provine, Paul G. Lewis, and Monica W. Varsanyi: Illegal Immigration and Local PolicingPART V: VARIETIES OF POLICE RESEARCH19. Matthew J. Hickman: Police Administrative Records as Social Science Data20. Wesley G. Skogan: Using Community Surveys to Study Policing21. Robert E. Worden and Sarah J. McLean: Systematic Social Observation of the Police22. Lorraine Mazerolle, Cynthia Lum, and Anthony A. Braga: Using Experimental Designs to Study Police Interventions23. Peter K. Manning: Ethnographies of PolicingPART VI: POLICING INTO THE FUTURE24. Ben Bradford, Jonathan Jackson, and Mike Hough: Police Legitimacy in Action: Lessons for Theory and Policy25. Alison Wakefield and Mark Button: Private Policing in Public Spaces26. Steve Herbert: The Policing of Space: New Realities, Old Dilemmas27. Gorazd Mesko, Andrej Sotlar, and Branko Lobnikar: Policing in Central and Eastern Europe: Past, Present, and Future Prospects28. Brian Forst: Local Police and the "War" on TerrorismIndex