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The Oxford handbook of police and policing

Author: Michael Dean Reisig; Robert J Kane
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Series: Oxford handbooks in criminology and criminal justice.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The police are perhaps the most visible representation of government. They are charged with what has been characterized as an "impossible" mandate -- control and prevent crime, keep the peace, provide public services -- and do so within the constraints of democratic principles. The police are trusted to use deadly force when it is called for and are allowed access to our homes in cases of emergency. In fact, police  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Dean Reisig; Robert J Kane
ISBN: 9780199843886 0199843880
OCLC Number: 852681980
Description: xi, 671 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: A recent history of the police / James J. Willis --
Policing urban drug markets / Lallen T. Johnson --
The politics of policing / John L. Worrall --
Police organizations and the iron cage of rationality / Edward R. Maguire --
Problem-oriented policing : principles, practice, and crime prevention / Anthony A. Braga --
Order maintenance policing / David Thatcher --
Community policing / Gary Cordner --
Zero tolerance and policing / Jack R. Greene --
Policing vulnerable populations / Melissa Schaefer Morabito --
Police authority in liberal-consent democracies : a case for anti-authoritarian cops / Willem De Lint --
Police legitimacy / Justice Tankebe --
Police coercion / William Terrill --
Restraint and technology : exploring police use of the TASER through the diffusion of innovation framework / Michael D. White --
Police misconduct / Sanja Kutnjak Ivković --
Police race relations / Ronald Weitzer --
Race, place, and policing the inner-city / Rod K. Brunson and Jacinta M. Gau --
Racial profiling / Robin S. Engel and Derek M. Cohen --
Illegal immigration and local policing / Melanie A. Taylor [and 4 others] --
Police administrative records as social science data / Matthew J. Hickman --
Using community surveys to study policing / Wesley G. Skogan --
Systematic social observation of the police / Robert E. Worden and Sarah J. McLean --
Using experimental designs to study police interventions / Lorraine Mazerolle, Cynthia Lum, and Anthony A. Braga --
Ethnographies of policing / Peter K. Manning --
Police legitimacy in action : lessons for theory and policy / Ben Bradford, Jonathan Jackson, and Mike Hough --
Private policing in public spaces / Alison Wakefield and Mark Button --
The policing of space : new realities, old dilemmas / Steve Herbert --
Policing in central and eastern Europe : past, present, and future prospects / Gorazd Meško, Andrej Sotlar, and Branko Lobnikar --
Local police and the "war" on terrorism / Brian Forst.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks in criminology and criminal justice.
Responsibility: edited by Michael D. Reisig and Robert J. Kane.


The Oxford Handbook of Police and Policing brings together research on the development and operation of policing in the United States and elsewhere. Accomplished policing researchers Michael D.  Read more...


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