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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Role of police in American society.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Bryan Vila; Cynthia Morris
|Description:||xxxvii, 318 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Significant Dates in the History of the Police in America --
Pt. I. Night Watchmen, Constables, and Sheriffs: The Role of Early "Police" in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century America --
Pt. II. Rangers, Marshals, and Municipal Police Forces: The Role of the Police in the Nineteenth Century --
Pt. III. Police Reform and Social and Technological Advances in the Early Twentieth Century --
Pt. IV. A Growing Emphasis on Police Training, Professionalism, Efficiency, and Ethics, 1930-1959 --
Pt. V. Social Change and Conflicting Expectations of the Police Role, 1960-1978 --
Pt. VI. Reexamining and Redefining the Role of the Police, 1979-1989 --
Pt. VII. The Role of the Police in the 1990s --
App. A. Selected U.S. Supreme Court Cases --
App. B. Selected Police-Related Groups, Organizations, and Web Sites.
|Series Title:||Primary documents in American history and contemporary issues.|
|Responsibility:||edited by Bryan Vila and Cynthia Morris.|
"The editors have done an excellent job of locating and incorporating a tremendous amount of information. I learned a great deal reading the manuscript. This volume will become an invaluable