Description : Over the last three decades American policing has gone through a period of significant change and innovation. In what is a relatively short historical time frame the police began to reconsider their fundamental mission, the nature of the core strategies of policing, and the character of their relationships with the communities that they serve. This volume brings together leading police scholars to examine eight major innovations which emerged during this period: community policing, broken windows policing, problem oriented policing, pulling levers policing, third party policing, hot spots policing, Compstat and evidence-based policing. Including advocates and critics of each of the eight police innovations, this comprehensive book assesses the evidence on impacts of police innovation on crime and public safety, the extent of the implementation of these new approaches in police departments, and the dilemmas these approaches have created for police management. This book will appeal to students, scholars and researchers.
Description : Reviews innovations in policing over the last four decades, bringing together top policing scholars to discuss whether police should adopt these approaches.
Description : Police Innovation and Control of the Police: Problems of Law, Order and Community brings together an impressive array of scholars and analysts to examine the impact of the development of crime control strategies on problems of police corruption and abuse. The text provides an historical overview of the development of legal control of the police, and examines the challenges that recent innovations, such as community or problem oriented policing present to the traditional, historical mechanisms for maintaining control of the police. Additionally, a comparative perspective is featured that draws upon the experiences of the Gorbachev era in the Soviet Union as well as on the history of European law enforcement over the last century. This book is instrumental for encouraging discussion and debate of police innovation and its impact on the ability of society to control the police abuse. In light of the Los Angeles riots of the Spring of 1992, scholars, practitioners, and students of crime prevention studies, criminology, and psychology will find this volume timely, topical, and provocative.
Description : This Brief examines the role of Police Unions in law enforcement policy development. It provides an overview of the historical and political background of police labor unions, and takes a critical look at the shifting perception of labor unions from generally positive to somewhat negative, to compare this perception with their real impact. It examines the perceived role that unions play, whether positive, negative, or neutral in the development and advancement of contemporary law enforcement agencies and their respective policies. This work provides a multisite survey of police administrators’ views and opinions on police union impact on a variety of police functions including: delivery of services, prevention of crime and disorder, and interaction with the public. The results of this research provide a comprehensive look at ways to improve the ways police departments operate and how they improve and enhance legitimacy in their communities.It provides a context for the current state of the public sector labor relations environment. It will be of interest to researchers in criminology and criminal justice, police science, and public policy.
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Description : The modernization of public administration is a recurring theme on the political and public agenda in many countries. This book demonstrates how public administration organizations try to adapt to changing circumstances in their environment in order the secure their legitimacy, presenting a number of case studies.
Description : This paper describes the process utilized by the Victoria Police Department to establish their m̀ini-station' approach to community policing. It isolates those factors, internal and external, that precipitated the need to develop the m̀ini-station' approach, and describes those planning processes that led to the decision to proceed in the chosen direction, including the identification of those options that were proposed and subsequently rejected.
Description : This book examines the rapid spread of uniformed police forces throughout late nineteenth-century urban America. It suggests that, initially, the new kind of police in industrial cities served primarily as agents of class control, dispensing and administering welfare services as an unintentioned consequence of their uniformed presence on the streets.
Description : Innovative Policing is an overview of innovations and orientations both in policing missions, functions, and approaches that reflect democratic principles. It is intended to serve as resource material for law enforcement officers in training and those in the field, as well as for their administrators/managers. The public also needs to participate in ensuring their own safety and security through community policing. They want to know the legitimacy of law enforcement existence and operations, the basics about their training, their equipment and uses, the odds they face, and the sacrifices they make in ensuring community safety. Policing everywhere has a record of its merits and demerits. This book is also an appeal to law enforcement policy makers and all officers (the police, corrections, and security officers) irrespective of political ideologies or systems where they serve to embrace and apply innovative operational approaches in policing, by employing new equipment and logistics to provide satisfactory services commensurate with their professional standards, ethics, and morality while eschewing bias in all its forms.