Encyclopedia of Community Policing and Problem Solving

Author: Kenneth J. Peak
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506307779
Format: PDF, ePub
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Community policing, as a philosophy, supports the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues, including crime, social disorder, and fear of crime—as opposed to responding to crime after it occurs. Community policing expands the traditional police mandate. It broadens the focus of fighting crime to include solving community problems and forming partnerships with people in the community so average citizens can contribute to the policing process. Originating during police reform efforts of the 1970s, the philosophy of community policing is currently widespread and embraced by many citizens, police administrators, scholars, and local and federal politicians. What sorts of collaborative partnerships have evolved between policing agencies and the individuals and communities they serve? How do police departments engage in systematic examination of identified problems to develop effective responses? How have police departments aligned their organizational structures to best support community partnerships and proactive problem solving? Just how effective have efforts at community policing been? These questions and more are explored within the pages of this new reference work. Features: A collection of 150 to 175 entries are organized in A-to-Z fashion in one volume available in both electronic and print formats. Signed entries, authored by significant figures in the field, each conclude with Cross-References and Suggestions for Further Readings to guide students to in-depth resources. Brief "What Works" case studies within appropriate entries profile community policing programs and strategies as tried in various cities and communities. Although organized in A-to-Z fashion, a thematic "Reader's Guide" in the front matter groups related entries by broad topic areas (e.g., Foundations; Methods & Practices; Legislation & National Organizations; Changing Agency Culture; Planning & Implementation; Training & Curriculum; Assessment & Evaluation; etc.). Also included in the front matter, a Chronology provides students with historical perspective of the development of community policing. The entire work concludes with a Resources appendix listing classic books, journals, and associations, followed by a comprehensive Index.

The Encyclopedia of Police Science

Author: Jack R. Greene
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415970008
Format: PDF, ePub
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First published in 1996, this work covers all the major sectors of policing in the United States. Political events such as the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, have created new policing needs while affecting public opinion about law enforcement. This third edition of the "Encyclopedia" examines the theoretical and practical aspects of law enforcement, discussing past and present practices.

Community Policing and Problem Solving

Author: Kenneth J. Peak
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780135120866
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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COMMUNITY POLICING AND PROBLEM SOLVING: STRATEGIES AND PRACTICES, 6/e is about policing at its most important and challenging levels–in neighborhoods and communities across the nation and abroad. Unique in perspective, its focus is on community policing and problem solving–and the processes that are being implemented under COPPS to control and prevent crime, disorder and fear. Extremely applied, this text focuses on daily processes and tactics and how and why agencies are revolutionizing their traditional philosophy and operations. This sixth edition provides the latest on policing in an information age, how the economy is impacting policing practices and new information concerning COPPs initiatives across the United States.

Policing

Author: Peter Joyce
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1847874606
Format: PDF, Docs
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This innovative and accessible book will appeal to Upperf-level undergraduates, postgradutes and scholars in ciminology, criminal justice, and politics. --Book Jacket.

Encyclopedia Brown Gets His Man

Author: Donald J. Sobol
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780142408919
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Sherlock Holmes of Idaville, Encyclopedia Brown solves another set of mysteries with his usual style and resourcefulness.

Democratic Policing in a Changing World

Author: Peter K. Manning
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317261429
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Democratic policing today is a widely used approach to policing not only in Western societies but increasingly around the world. Yet it is rarely defined and it is little understood by the public and even by many of its practitioners. Peter K. Manning draws on political philosophy, sociology and criminal justice to develop a widely applicable fundamental conception of democratic policing. In the process he delineates today's relationship between democracy and policing. Democratic Policing in a Changing World documents the failure of police reform, showing that each new approach - such as crime mapping and 'hot spots' policing - fails to alter any fundamental practice and has in fact increased social inequalities. He offers a new and better approach for scholars, policy makers, police, governments and societies.

Encyclopedia Brown Cracks the Case

Author: Donald J. Sobol
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780525479246
Format: PDF
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Ten brief cases allow the reader to match wits with ten-year-old crime-buster, Encyclopedia Brown, as he locates stolen jewels, retrieves a stuffed tiger, and more. Solutions are included at the back of the book.

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Midnight Visitor

Author: Donald J. Sobol
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101042328
Format: PDF
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An unexpected midnight quest... A holdup at the First City Bank... A stolen tennis racket... Gerbils who paint in pairs... and fifty mosquitoes netted at the Oddball Olympics! These are just some of the ten brain-twisting mysteries that Encyclopedia Brown must solve by using his famous computerlike brain. Try to crack the cases along with him--the answers to all the mysteries are found in the back!

Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment

Author: David Levinson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761922582
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Authoritative and comprehensive, this multivolume set includes hundreds of articles in the field of criminal justice. Impressive arrays of authors have contributed to this resource, addressing such diverse topics as racial profiling, money laundering, torture, prisoner literature, the KGB, and Sing Sing. Written in an accessible manner and attractively presented, the background discussions, definitions, and explanations of important issues and future trends are absorbing. Interesting sidebars and facts,reference lists, relevant court cases, tables, and black-and-white photographs supplement the entries. Appendixes cover careers in criminal justice, Web resources, and professional organizations. A lengthy bibliography lists relevant works."--"The Best of the Best Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2003.