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The ambivalent force: perspectives on the police

Author: Arthur Niederhoffer; Abraham S Blumberg
Publisher: Waltham, Mass., Ginn [1970]
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Niederhoffer; Abraham S Blumberg
OCLC Number: 94807
Description: viii, 360 pages illustrations 26 cm
Contents: Preface --
1. The social and historical setting. The police in social and historical perspective / Abraham S. Blumberg and Arthur Niederhoffer --
Task force report : the police / The President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice --
The medieval commune and internal violence : police power and public safety in Siena, 1287-1355 / William M. Bowsky --
2. Police role and career. The role of the police / Bruce J. Terris --
Psychological consequences of the police role / Hans H. Toch --
The psychological assessment of police candidates / Clifton Rhead, Arnold Abrams, Harry Trosman, and Philip Margolis --
Emotional hazards of police work / Martin Symonds --
Movie cops--romantic vs. real / James Q. Wilson --
Generational and ethnic differences among career police officers / James Q. Wilson --
Color line a key police problem / John Darnton --
The Jewish patrolman / Arthur Niederhoffer --
3. Police organization and control. Command, control, and charisma : reflections on police bureaucracy / David J. Bordua and Albert J. Reiss, Jr. --
Police policy formulation : a proposal for improving police performance / Herman Goldstein --
The protection of the inept / William J. Goode --
4. Police values and culture. Value conflicts in law enforcement / Jacob Chwast --
The policeman / Jimmy Breslin --
The contrast / Leslie Waller --
What makes a policeman go wrong? / Mort Stern --
Secrecy and the police / William A. Westley --
A sketch of the policeman's working personality / Jerome H. Skolnick --
Police who go to college / Bernard Locke and Alexander B. Smith --
5. Police discretion. Police discretion : the ideal versus the real / Herman Goldstein --
The differential selection of juvenile offenders for court appearance / Goldman, Nathan --
Police discretion in emergency apprehension of mentally ill persons / Egon Bittner --
Police violence : changing pattern / David Burnham --
Police cynicism / Arthur Niederhoffer --
6. Police and society. Policeman as philosopher, guide and friend / Elaine Cumming, Ian Cumming and Laura Edell --
Cartoon / Jules Feiffer --
Cartoon / Jules Feiffer --
The precipitants and underlying conditions of race riots / Stanley Lieberson and Arnold R. Silverman --
The riot participant / Commission on Civil Disorders --
The revolt of the white lower and middle class / Peter Hamill --
Police and the urban ghetto / Jerome H. Skolnick --
7. Police and the legal system. Liberty and justice : fair play and fair trial / Leo Pfeffer --
Police questioning of law-abiding citizens / Charles A. Reich --
Stop and frisk / Roy Wilkins --
Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1 (1968) / U.S. Supreme Court --
Acquitting the de facto guilty : some "stop and frisk" problems / Ruth G. Weintraub and Harriet Pollack --
Police surveillance of public toilets / Walter Ryland --
Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966) --
Double standard / James Flora --
Confessions and the court / Richard Ayres --
The practice of law as confidence game : organizational cooptation of a profession / Abraham S. Blumberg --
8. Critiques of the police. Police and their problems : a theory / James Q. Wilson --
The case for the cop / Richard Dougherty --
When the cops were not "handcuffed" / Yale Kamisar --
Cops : same role, new tactics / Peter Henig and Randy Furst --
Police brutality--answers to key questions / Albert J. Reiss, Jr. --
Universities and the police : force and freedom on the campus / Donald Goodman and Arthur Niederhoffer --
Bibliography --
Responsibility: [by] Arthur Niederhoffer [and] Abraham S. Blumberg.


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