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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 138798     Find in a Library
Title: Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, Volume 15
  Editor(s): M Tonry ; N Morris
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 606
  Annotation: A multidisciplinary collection of 11 essays provides a critical overview of modern police and police organization.
Abstract: Historians, criminologists, sociologists, and legal scholars examine the history of policing in the 19th and 20th centuries; the organization of police in both the United States and the English-speaking countries of Australia, Canada, Great Britain, and India; relations between Federal, State, and local agencies; private police and security organizations; police and crime control; problem solving and community policing; and the effects of technological advances on policing. Such issues as unionization, internal review, legal constraints, alternative crime control approaches, and community relations are addressed in the context of the future of police organization. 108 footnotes, 5 tables, and 1,579 references
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures ; History of policing
Index Term(s): Crime control policies ; Foreign police ; Community policing ; United Kingdom
Publication Number: ISBN 0-226-80813-0
Sale Source: University of Chicago Press
1427 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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