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NCJ Number: 105993 Find in a Library
Title: Police-Community Relations and the Administration of Justice, 3rd edition
Author(s): P D Mayhall
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 438
Sponsoring Agency: John Wiley and Sons
New York, NY 10158
Publication Number: ISBN 0-471-06044-5
Sale Source: John Wiley and Sons
Managing Editor
605 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10158
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This textbook provides an overview of police-community relations (PCR) and the factors influencing them.
Abstract: Following a historical review of the evolution of PCR, a systems analysis of the justice community is presented. The distinction between PCR and police-public relations is examined, and the purposes of PCR activities and their relation to crime prevention are discussed. Examples of existing PCR programs are provided. Psychological factors influencing PCR also are considered. The police role is examined, and sources of stress and stress management techniques are identified. The communication process is described, and blocks to effective communication are delineated. Issues relating to police discretion also are addressed. Guidelines are provided for police-media relations. Police relations with the young, the elderly, and ethnic minorities also are discussed. Dissent is discussed, and conflict management and hostage negotiation skills are described. Finally, community control of police is considered, and two types of community control are outlined. Appendixes discuss professionalism, provide case studies, and list Peelian principles and constitutional amendments. Chapter summaries, objectives, references, and index.
Main Term(s): Police community relations
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Police discretion; Police human relations training; Police role conflict; Police-media relations
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