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NCJ Number: 10731 Find in a Library
Title: DETECTION OF CRIME - STOPPING AND QUESTIONING, SEARCH AND SEIZURE, ENCOURAGEMENT AND ENTRAPMENT
Author(s): L P TIFFANY; D M MCINTIRE
Date Published: 1967
Page Count: 316
Sponsoring Agency: Little, Brown and Co
Boston, MA 02106
Publication Number: U
Sale Source: Little, Brown and Co
34 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02106
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FIELD OBSERVATIONS BY LAWYERS AND SOCIAL SCIENTISTS OF POLICE PRACTICES AND POLICIES IN THE DETECTION OF CRIME IN METROPOLITAN AREAS IN 1967.
Abstract: THE STUDY PLACES EMPHASIS ON THE METHODS USED TO COMBAT VICTIMLESS CRIMES, NOTABLY PROSTITUTION, GAMBLING, NARCOTICS, AND HOMOSEXUAL OFFENSES, FOR IT IS IN THIS AREA THAT POLICE PRACTICES AND INDIVIDUAL LIBERTIES COME INTO CONFLICT MOST FREQUENTLY. IN THESE CASES THERE IS USUALLY NO COMPLAINANT WILLING TO TESTIFY SO THAT THE POLICE MUST EITHER EMPLOY TACTICS WHICH, IF THEY DO NOT CONSTITUTE APPROACH, INVASION OF PRIVACY, ILLEGAL SEARCH, AND OTHER VIOLATIONS OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS. SOMETIMES THE POLICE BYPASS THE JUDICIAL PROCESS AND RESORT TO HARRASSMENT - OVERNIGHT DETENTION AND RELEASE WITHOUT CHARGING, FOR EXAMPLE - IN THEIR EFFORT TO SUPPRESS VICE. OBSERVATIONS REVEAL THAT INHIBITIONS TO EFFECTIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT INCLUDE JUDICIALLY IMPOSED RESTRAINTS, INADEQUATE RESOURCES, AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS. THIS VOLUME DETAILS THE PROBLEMS AND CONFLICTS RAISED BY POLICE DETECTION METHODS AND MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SOLUTIONS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Criminal investigation; Entrapment; Intelligence acquisition; Interview and interrogation; Management; Police legal limitations; Search and seizure; Undercover activity; Victimless crimes
Note: HV8141.T5
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