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Police field operations : theory meets practice

Author: Michael L Birzer; Cliff Roberson
Publisher: Boston, MA : Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: This text covers major areas of police field operations. Included in this text is coverage of the following current, critical issues: patrol, investigations, crime mapping, police operations in culturally diverse communities, community policing, persons with physical disabilities, juveniles, hot pursuit issues, communications, gangs, drugs, and more.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael L Birzer; Cliff Roberson
ISBN: 9780205508280 0205508286
OCLC Number: 124036202
Description: xv, 610 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1: Police Patrol: The Backbone Of Policing --
Introduction --
Sketch of the police --
Development of police patrol --
Purpose of police patrol --
Differential Response --
Effectiveness of Police Patrol --
Reactive, proactive and coactive patrol --
Organizational features --
Types of police patrol --
Allocation of patrol personnel --
Special tactical teams --
Managing and supervising patrol activities --
Becoming a police patrol officer --
Training --
Summary --
2: Police Field Procedures --
Introduction --
Preparing for the tour of duty --
Patrolling the beat --
Handling offenders --
Civil unrest --
High speed pursuits --
Weather and natural disasters --
Police canine --
Traffic stops --
Emergency vehicle operation --
Use of force --
3: Police Operations In A Community Policing Environment --
Introduction --
Emergence of community policing --
Core components of community policing --
What community policing is not --
Incorporating community policing on the job --
Community policing and terrorism --
Does community policing work --
4: Crime Scene And Preliminary Investigation --
Introduction --
Role of patrol in the preliminary investigation --
Initial steps in the investigation --
Photographing the scene --
Crime scene search --
Nature of evidence --
Types of evidence --
Evidence collection --
Cybercrime --
5: Interviewing And Interrogation --
Introduction --
Principles of interviewing --
Field interviews/investigative stops --
Principles of interrogation --
Use of the polygraph and CVSA --
Human lie detector --
Law of interviewing and interrogation --
Voluntariness of a confession --
Nontestimonial evidence --
Immunity --
Art of listening --
Summary. 6: Handling Calls For Service --
Introduction --
Police service role --
Disputes --
Suspicious character calls --
Prowlers --
Missing and runaway children --
Missing adults --
Welfare checks --
Mentally Ill --
Homeless population --
Abandoned vehicles --
Stalled vehicles --
Directing traffic --
Lost property --
Stolen property --
Repeat calls --
Citizen contacts --
Summary --
7: Forensics --
Introduction --
Duties of a forensic scientist --
FBI Forensic Laboratory --
Crime scene --
Body fluids --
Fibers --
DNA --
Questioned documents --
Fingerprints --
Firearms --
Digital evidence --
Collection and preservation of DNA evidence --
Summary --
8: Legal Constraints That Impact Police Operations --
Introduction --
Searches --
Warrant clause of the fourth amendment --
Exceptions to the fourth amendment --
Arrests --
Exclusionary rule --
Civil liability --
Use of force --
Summary --
9: Police Reports And Other Correspondence --
Introduction --
Field notes --
Report writing --
Chain of custody reports --
Special reports --
Writing styles --
Computerized reports --
Recording witness recollections --
Records --
Testifying in court --
Summary --
10: Police Communications --
Introduction --
Police language --
Radio communications --
Telephone communications --
Special communications issues --
Computer systems --
Data communications --
Computer networks --
Summary --
11: Gangs And Drugs --
Introduction --
Gangs --
Hispanic gangs --
Female gangs --
Indian country gangs --
Outlaw motorcycle gangs --
National gangs --
Focus on drugs and alcohol: some definitions --
Drug enforcement --
Drug legislation --
Alcohol related offenses --
Solutions to drug and alcohol abuse --
Drug testing of police officers --
Gangs and drugs --
Summary --
12: Police Operations In Culturally Diverse Communities --
Introduction --
Changing demographics --
Skeletons in the closet --
Contemporary problems --
Police-minority relations today --
Dangerous traits and behaviors --
Improving police-minority relations --
Culturally competent police officer --
Hate and bias crimes --
Summary --
13: Crime Mapping And Analysis --
Introduction --
Crime analysts --
Crime mapping --
Should crime information be made public? --
Does hot spot patrolling simply cause crime to move around the corner? --
Hot spot theories on crime --
Summary --
14: Handling Terrorism And Natural Disasters --
Introduction --
Terrorism and the police officer --
War on terrorism --
Terrorism alerts --
Assessing terrorist threats --
Anti-terrorist and disaster recovery agencies --
Bomb threats --
Hostages --
Summary --
15: Ethics And Police Operations --
Introduction --
What is ethics? --
What constitutes ethical behavior? --
Ethics as a restriction on behavior --
Kantian ethics --
Moral development --
Values --
Law enforcement values --
Lying and deception --
Off-duty employment --
Internal affairs unit --
International Association of Ethics Trainers --
Summary --
Glossary --
Index --
Photo credits.
Responsibility: Michael L. Birzer, Cliff Roberson.
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