The Power To Arrest: Lessons From Research by Robin S. EngelThe Power To Arrest: Lessons From Research by Robin S. Engel

The Power To Arrest: Lessons From Research

byRobin S. Engel, Robert E. Worden, Nicholas Corsaro

Paperback | July 17, 2019

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This insightful volume examines key research questions concerning police decision to arrest as well as police-led diversion. The authors critically evaluate the tentative answers that empirical evidence provides to those questions, and suggest areas for future inquiry.

Nearly seven decades of empirical study have provided extensive knowledge regarding police use of arrest. However, this research highlights important gaps in our understanding of factors that shape police decision-making and what is required to alter current police practice. Reviewing this research base, this brief takes stock of what is known empirically about all aspects related to the use of arrests, providing important insights on the knowledge needed to make evidence-based policy decisions moving forward.

With the potential to better impact policy and programs for alternatives to arrest, this brief will appeal to researchers and practitioners in evidence-based policing and police decision-making, as well as those interested in alternatives to arrest and related fields such as public policy.

Robin S. Engel, Ph.D.  Robin S. Engel is Director of the IACP / UC Center for Police Research Policy, and Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. She recently served at the Vice President for Safety and Reform at the University of Cincinnati. Her work includes establishing academic-practitioner partnerships and p...
Title:The Power To Arrest: Lessons From ResearchFormat:PaperbackDimensions:163 pagesPublished:July 17, 2019Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3030170535

ISBN - 13:9783030170530


Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction.- 2. Placing Arrest in Context.-  3. Explaining the Decision to Arrest.- 4. Alternatives to Arrest.- 5. Research Considerations.- 6. Implications & Recommendations.