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NCJ Number: 10842 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE AND THE COMMUNITY - STUDIES
Author(s): L A RADELET
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 399
Sponsoring Agency: Glencoe Publishing Co, Inc
Encino, CA 91316
Publication Number: U
Sale Source: Glencoe Publishing Co, Inc
17337 Ventura Boulevard
Encino, CA 91316
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DESIGNED AS A COMPANION VOLUME TO NCJ-10841, THIS WORK CONTAINS DESCRIPTIONS OF STUDIES COVERING VIRTUALLY EVERY FACET OF POLICE-COMMUNITY RELATIONS.
Abstract: EARLY ATTEMPTS AT HUMAN RELATIONS TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR POLICE ARE EXAMINED ALONG WITH STUDIES INVESTIGATING THE POLICE-COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIP AS SEEN BY BOTH THE POLICE AND THE PUBLIC. FACTORS COMPLICATING THE PROCESS OF ACHIEVING A CONSENSUS ON WHAT POLICE AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS MIGHT BECOME ARE ANALYZED. COMMUNITY STRUCTURE, POLICE MORALE, POLICE SUBCULTURES, PREJUDICE, PERCEPTION, AND RUMOR ARE ALL SUBJECTS OF SOME OF THE PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES REVIEWED BY THE AUTHOR. INVESTIGATION RESULTS REGARDING PARTICULAR PROBLEMS OF SEVERAL DIFFERENT MINORITY GROUPS ARE PRESENTED AS IS A MODEL FOR HANDLING CITIZEN COMPLAINTS TO AND ABOUT THE POLICE. STUDIES ARE DESCRIBED WHICH DEAL WITH SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS SUCH AS THE POLICE ROLE IN RELATION TO THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM, MISDEMEANANT PROBATION PRACTICES, AND THE POLICE AND THE PRESS. A STUDY ON BLUE POWER, SUGGESTING THE GROWING ABILITY OF THE POLICE TO RESIST POLITICAL PRESSURES, AND AN ASSESSMENT OF THE ATTICA TRAGEDY ARE INCLUDED. THE LAST SECTION OF THE BOOK PRESENTS REPORTS ON SPECIFIC PROGRAMS THAT HAVE BEEN OPERATING THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY WITH THE OBJECTIVE OF IMPROVING POLICECOMMUNITY RELATIONS. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS FURNISHED. THIS COLLECTION OF STUDIES WILL PROVE USEFUL TO INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW SOCIETAL RELATIONSHIPS AFFECT LAW AND ORDER WITHIN THEIR COMMUNITIES. (SNI ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Attitudes; Behavioral and Social Sciences; Behavioral science research; Community relations; Complaints against police; Discrimination; Minorities; Perception; Police community relations; Police discretion; Police juvenile relations; Police school relations; Press relations; Professionalization; Socioculture
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