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NCJ Number: 10729 Find in a Library
Title: VARIETIES OF POLICE BEHAVIOR - THE MANAGEMENT OF LAW AND ORDER IN EIGHT COMMUNITIES
Author(s): J Q WILSON
Date Published: 1970
Page Count: 311
Sponsoring Agency: Atheneum
New York, NY 10017
Publication Number: U
Sale Source: Atheneum
122 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: WAYS USED BY POLICE IN EIGHT COMMUNITIES FOR HANDLING SUCH COMMON OFFENSES AS ASSAULT, THEFT, DRUNKENNESS, VICE, TRAFFIC, AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT.
Abstract: ROLES OF THE PATROLMAN AND THE POLICE ADMINISTRATOR, AND POLICE DISCRETION ARE DISCUSSED. THREE STYLES OF POLICING - THE WATCHMAN, THE LEGALISTIC, AND THE SERVICE STYLES ARE ANALYZED AND THEIR RELATION TO LOCAL POLITICS IS EXPLORED. SIX OF THE COMMUNITIES CITED FOR THIS ANALYSIS ARE FROM NEW YORK STATE - ALBANY, AMSTERDAM, BRIGHTON, NASSAU COUNTY, NEWBURGH, SYRACUSE. THE OTHERS ARE HIGHLAND PARK, ILL. AND OAKLAND, CALIF. WILSON DISCUSSES CHANGING THE PATROLMAN'S BEHAVIOR AND EXAMINES CURRENT PROPOSALS FOR REORGANIZING POLICE DEPARTMENTS. THE ABILITY OF THE PATROLMAN TO DO HIS JOB MAY DETERMINE SUCCESS IN MANAGING SOCIAL CONFLICT AND IN MAINTAINING A PROPER BALANCE BETWEEN LIBERTY AND ORDER. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Assault and battery; Disorderly conduct; Drunkenness; Moral-decency crimes; Patrol; Patrol procedures; Police community relations; Police discretion; Police legal limitations; Police manpower deployment; Police organizational structure; Theft offenses; Traffic control and direction; Victimless crimes
Note: HV8141.W54 1970
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