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Police Foundation (U.S.)

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Works: 238 works in 393 publications in 1 language and 10,252 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Originator
Classifications: HV8138, 353.0074
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The reform of FBI intelligence operations by John T Elliff ( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Acts of terrorist violence and foreign espionage may pose a serious threat to the security of the United States; yet recent disclosures demonstrate the great risk in giving an agency such as the FBI unlimited authority for gathering intelligence about terrorists and spies. Taking into account the findings and recommendations of the post-Watergate inquiries into FBI operations, the author analyzes the legal and policy questions posed by a "security police" in a nation committed to constitutional law. He also covers the standards and procedures for dealings with misconduct by FBI personnel. The book concludes that the present restrictions on FBI activities are necessary and that close supervision and control by the Attorney General will allow the Bureau to operate effectively without depriving law-abiding persons of their privacy or their freedom. -- Publisher description
ABSCAM ethics : moral issues and deception in law enforcement ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Police and child abuse : new policies for expanded responsibilities by Susan Ehrlich Martin ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern policing and the control of illegal drugs : testing new strategies in two American cities by Craig D Uchida ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Progress in policing : essays on change ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book of essays explores how well the police and their allies have responded to the challenges documented in the 1967 report of the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice, a report which diagnosed weaknesses in policing and provided guideposts for reform. The first essay focuses on the commission's conclusions and on the research findings concerning the proper role of the police. It concludes that police officers spend a large share of their time on noncriminal matters. Further, the essay finds no reason to divert resources devoted to such activities into crime fighting and suggests four areas of potential research: understanding the police response to different types of incidents, educating the public concerning police calls, improving police training, and evaluating and rewarding officers for their performance of service functions. Personnel upgrading is discussed in terms of the rising percentage of sworn minority police officers and women; the development of more sophisticated techniques of personnel administration, including selection validation and career counseling; rising educational levels among officers; and the growth of police unionism. Developments in police organization, operations, and management that have occurred since publication of the commission's report are explored, including innovations in team policing, operational computer-assisted methods, and new performance indicators, such as the use of citizen surveys. Another essay assesses the progress in police-community relations since the commission's report and concludes that although tension between police departments and minority communities is not so great today as in the 1960's, the possibility of large-scale violence still exists. Police consolidation and coordination are evaluated in terms of recommendations made by the commission's report, the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, and the National Advisory Commission on Standards and Goals. The reduction of small police agencies, greater State and Federal involvement in police activity, and greater recognition of the importance of community decentralization are predicted. A final essay analyzes the importance of research and experimentation in police work and outlines some major findings on management of the patrol function, the role of citizens in crime prevention, police strategies for crime reduction, and police productivity
Firearm abuse : a research and policy report by Steven Brill ( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analysis of statistics from Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington (DC) to study trends in firearm abuse as a first step toward developing policy alternatives. This study represents the first sustained effort to examine, from the police perspective, the problem of firearm abuse by using police records. Some intriguing information has been developed. For example, a significant finding emerges from an examination of samples of firearms confiscated in ten cities. Data show the frequency with which higher-priced, well-known brands of handguns appear in the samples of firearms believed to be involved in murder, robbery, assault and other felonies. This evidence clearly indicates that the belief that so-called Saturday night specials (inexpensive handguns) are used to commit the great majority of these felonies is misleading and counterproductive and can confuse the police administrator in confronting the problem of firearm abuse. The variations in firearm confiscation rates among the ten cities studied in this report suggest that police policy and procedures in these cities should be studied further so that police efforts to confiscate illegally possessed firearms can be improved
Police use of deadly force by Police Foundation (U.S.) ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Juvenile offenders ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Should juvenile offenders be treated the same as, or differently than adult offenders? What rehabilitation programmes are best?
Prison crowding ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on prison crowding problems, featuring a documentary segment on the Maryland prison system
Black crime--a police view by United States ( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Probation ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the probation system in jurisdictions that must accomodate larger caseloads with decreasing budgets
Police personnel practices in State and local governments by Terry Eisenberg ( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive and current statement of various personnel practices as they operate in police agencies across the nation. Derived from the responses to questionnaires that were sent to all police departments in the united states employing at least fifty sworn personnel, this survey is presented as four separate analyses. The first analysis is essentially a report of the effectiveness of the survey procedures. The second analysis proceeds from the viewpoint that a common thread exists in all police work and that it is useful and important to consider personnel management practices in the law enforcement field as a whole. The third and fourth analyses focus on the type of agency and the size of municipal departments as important modifiers of the collected data. In addition, this document makes it possible for a department to compare its own practices on such issues as salary, selection requirements, tenure, and probation with those of similar agencies. While the data are descriptive of situations at one point in time (1973), they do provide some insights into personnel management trends as agencies respond to changing employment conditions and job requirements. Specific sections discuss the extent and pattern of employment of female and minority personnel. Other areas of importance include recruitment, performance appraisal, lateral transfer. A copy of the fifty item questionnaire is included to facilitate comprehension of the responses
Domestic violence ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three specialists discuss the major issues related to domestic violence and the various intervention methods for handling it : arrest, counselling, mediation, etc. Includes an introductory 6-minute video package that illustrates the subject to be discussed
Families and crime ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses various methods of helping troubled children and their families in order to prevent the possibility of a life of crime for these children
Foot patrol ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the effects of deploying police officers on foot, with focus on Newark and Boston. Includes discussion of techniques, responsibilities, and special hazards of police officers on foot
Exclusionary rule ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines reasons for enactment of the Exclusionary rule, along with good and bad effects that have arisen in court cases since its enactment
Insanity defense ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discussion of the desirability of the insanity defense and the adequacy of laws regulating its use
Private prisons ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A discussion of the pros and cons of allowing private business to own and operate prison systems for the government
House arrest ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A discussion of the use of house arrest as an alternative to probation and imprisonment. Major discussion centers on the Community Control system set up in Florida
What works [research & the police] ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses three projects designed to test the effectiveness of police methods in combatting crime and reducing disorder while treating citizens fairly and living within the police budget
 
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Alternative Names
Police Foundation
United States. Department of Justice. Police Foundation
United States Police Foundation
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English (69)