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Policing in America : a reference handbook

Author: Leonard A Steverson
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2008.
Series: Contemporary world issues.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Policing in America: A Reference Handbook chronicles our changing ideas and methods of social control, beginning with the first recorded instances. It traces the trends that have shaped America's unique policing system and our fascination with police. It also examines the hot-button issues that concern police scholars today - such as the nature of the police subculture and police corruption - and details the trends  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Cross-cultural studies
History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard A Steverson
ISBN: 9781598840438 1598840436 9781598840445 1598840444
OCLC Number: 122526650
Description: xxii, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Background and history : The early stages of social control ; Policing in early societies ; The British roots of American policing ; Policing in the early American colonies ; The evolution of American policing: the nineteenth century ; The evolution of policing: the twentieth century ; Policing changes in context --
2. Problems, controversies, and solutions : The police mission ; The world of the police ; Ethics in policing: police misconduct ; Issues of diversity in policing ; The changing police milieu ; New approaches ; The future of American policing --
3. Worldwide perspective : International and comparative criminal justice ; Transnational crime ; International policing ; The study of international and comparative policing ; Policing systems in other countries ; An overview of world policing systems --
4. Chronology --
5. Biographical sketches : Harry Anslinger ; Lola Greene Baldwin ; Samuel Battle ; Alphonse Bertillon ; William Burns ; Patrick Colquhoun ; Wyatt Earp ; Henry Faulds ; Henry Fielding ; John Fielding ; Francis Galton ; Pat Garrett ; Daryl Gates ; Herman Goldstein ; Hans Gross ; Beverly J. Harvard ; Edward Richard Henry ; William James Hershel ; J. Edgar Hoover ; George L. Kelling ; Greg MacAleese ; Eliot Ness ; William H. Parker ; Robert Peel ; Allan Pinkerton ; Theodore Roosevelt ; Frank Serpico ; Bruce Smith ; Eugene François Vidocq ; August Vollmer ; Juan Vucetich ; Joseph Wambaugh ; Alice Stebbins Wells ; James Q. Wilson ; O.W. Wilson --
6. Facts and data : Police personnel --
7. Directory of organizations : Federal government agencies related to policing ; State departments of public safety --
8. Resources : Print resources ; Nonprint resources.
Series Title: Contemporary world issues.
Responsibility: Leonard A. Steverson.
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