Mack Reynolds has always been admired for his ability to portray the world of the future in its varied aspects - social, political, scientific and economic. Now, he presents his readers with an imaginative and action-packed look into the everyday life of a twenty-first century policeman.
Professor Ericson and his colleagues followed the work of patrol officers in a large Canadian regional police force. From their direct observations comes a wealth of information, quantitatively assembled and qualitatively discussed, with insights into the nature of policing. This book reveals that the police are not mere 'referees' of our legal lives, blowing the whistle on our infractions. They are censors of certain types of possibly wrong actions. They are selective in their invocation of criminal law and use the law artfully to restore settings to orderliness. Ericson emphasizes the routine manner in which the patrol officer intervenes and gains compliance fron the citizenry. He demonstrates that when the criminal process is invoked, the police maintain fundamental control over the court outcome. Using these findings, he addresses basic questions about the role of police in relation to crime and how it is produced, literally, by the patrol officer. Crime is also seen as the primary basis of police legitimacy, which in turn enables the police to engage in broad surveillance and information-gathering. The author's conclusions about the nature of policing and his discussion of the implications of proposals for reform of police, will generate better-informed deliberation in political and public decision-making and in the general study of sociological theory.
Rosalie T. Ruegg,National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
This textbook examines problems most frequently encountered by patrol officers, general principles for solution of these problems, and specific techniques proven effective in hazardous patrol incidents. An overview of the background, functions, and objectives of the patrol force is provided to delineate the scope of the individual officer's patrol function and the legal restraints placed on him. Other topics discussed include techniques of patrolling a beat, methods of observing, recording, and report police incidents, and preliminary investigative functions. Methods of making field contacts with pedestrians and handling police incidents involving vehicles are also suggested. In addition, a variety of non-emergency calls for service and tactics which have proved useful to officers in handling major crimes in progress are described in depth. A discussion of incidents involving hostages and survival techniques against attacks from ambush, firebombs, booby traps, and infernal devices is included, and unusual occurrences and some special problems of patrol are treated in detail. Review questions and practical problems for students to solve are included at the end of each chapter.
This book provides the “how to’s” of police patrol, focusing on how officers on the front line perform their duties (covering both skills and techniques), meet day-to-day challenges, and manage the tasks and risks associated with modern police patrol. Drawing on theory, research, and the experience of numerous practitioners, it provides practical daily checklists and guidance for delivering primary police services: • Conducting mobile and foot patrols • Completing a preliminary investigation • Canvassing a neighborhood • Developing street contacts • Building and sustaining trust • Delivering death notifications, and more. It features interviews with frontline officers, as well as both police chiefs and supervisors to examine the role of police officers in the 21st century and their partnership with, and accountability to, the communities they serve. In addition, this book explores how modern policing has evolved by examining the research, innovation, tradition, and technology upon which it is based. It provides new perspectives and ideas as well as basic knowledge of daily practices, offering value to new and experienced police and security personnel alike; students in criminal justice, law and public safety; community leaders; and others involved in advancing police operations and community well-being.
Based upon a practical application of theory with the “how-to” of “real world” policing, this book details the core functions of a police agency—covering patrol operations, goals, and strategies. It combines management theory with case study examples taken from small police departments. KEY TOPICS Specific chapter topics discuss police patrol hazards, community-oriented policing, patrol force staffing and deployment, special issues in patrol operations, and upgrading patrol effectiveness. For police practitioners, field supervisors, and middle managers.
Facts101 is your complete guide to Police Patrol, Operations and Management. In this book, you will learn topics such as The Patrol Environment, Police Patrol Hazards, Violence and the Police, and Police Patrol Functions/Community-oriented Policing plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
United States. Bureau of the Census,William Mott Steuart,John W. Curry,William A. Countryman
Patrol objectives for the police officer and supervisory personnel, and routine patrol procedures. The uniformed officer who patrols the street is the 'hub of the constantly turning wheel of law enforcement.' the material is presented with the understanding that, although operational plans are standardized, the police officer must continuously exercise discretionary powers. Individual chapters discuss performance expectations and records utilization. It is stressed that these duties must be carried out accurately and objectively. Additional functions which are covered concern control and riot prevention, field interviews, and police community relations. Again, it is emphasized that there is considerable leeway for individual interpretation. Other chapters focus on the initial phases of crime investigation and planning for emergency calls (crimes in progress). This illustrated manual should be beneficial to introductory law enforcement courses or police training sessions. Each section includes exercises and study questions, suggested semester or term projects, and selected references.
Policing in Modern Society blends both practical and theoretical issues to create a well organized text with the necessary balance for the future criminal justice professional. The author's writing style draws heavily upon the use of contemporary examples taken from movies, television and the print media. The instructors guide includes chapter outlines, chapter objectives, summaries of chapters, key terms from chapters, a test bank consisting of the following types of questions: choice, true and false, matching, and discussion. The author has an appealing, easy reading style and uses varied pedagogical devices which makes the book very reader friendly. Draws on contemporary examples taken from movies, television and the print media Combines the practical and the theoretical issues Instructors manual includes chapter outlines, objectives, summaries, key terms and test questions
POLICE PATROL OPERATIONS is the most comprehensive modern patrol text available. Miller concisely depicts current police operations for the field. Scores of pictures provide readers with a complete understanding of the modern-day officer and the equipment required to "serve and protect." This text leads the reader from the basic purpose and function of patrol to the "big picture" of police operations. It discusses contemporary approaches to current problems encountered in the field. Miller thoroughly addresses the entire patrol function, including community-based policing, ethics, traffic, communications, substance abuse, vehicle operations, testimony, and report writing, along with officer survival tactics.
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Edmund F. McGarrell,Steven M. Chermak,Alexander Weiss
Author: Edmund F. McGarrell,Steven M. Chermak,Alexander Weiss
Publisher: Hudson Inst
Category: Political Science
This executive briefing presents the results of a study of a directed police patrol initiative that was intended to reduce firearms crime. The report is particularly timely because of several public policy controversies that have emerged in the late 1990s. The first of these is gun control. In the wake of the Columbine High School murders, the nation has been engaged in a debate over the contentious issue of laws governing firearms sales and possession. Although this is not a study of gun control, the findings of the study should be considered in the public policy debate. The second controversial issue relates to the role of traffic enforcement in crime control. In the wake of high-profile cases such as the Louima and Diallo cases in New York City, and questions about racial profiling in traffic enforcement, the police find themselves under intense scrutiny for alleged targeting and harassment of African-American and other minority citizens. Again, although this research was not intended to focus on the issue of policing and race, the very subject of the investigation places the findings in the middle of these issues. Additionally, this study informs a debate that has emerged given the reduction of crime in the United States during the 1990s. Specifically, to what extent do the police influence the level of crime?