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NCJ Number: 10855 Find in a Library
Title: ENEMY IN THE STREETS - POLICE MALPRACTICE IN AMERICA
Author(s): E CRAY
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 354
Publication Number: U
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EXAMINATION OF ILLEGAL LAW ENFORCEMENT PRACTICES (POLICE MALPRACTICE) BASED ON RESEARCH INTO MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED CASES, WITH RECOMMENDATIONS FOR POLICE REFORM.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR DISCUSSES INSTANCES AND ISSUES OF FALSE ARREST, ILLEGAL SEARCH AND SEIZURE, COERCED CONFESSION, AND VERBAL AND PHYSICAL POLICE BRUTALITY. SUPPORTING HIS THESIS THAT POLICE OFFICERS REFLECT THE PREJUDICES OF SOCIETY'S DOMINANT ELEMENTS, HE POINTS OUT THAT THE POOR, AND RACIAL AND SOCIAL MINORITIES ARE THE MOST FREQUENT VICTIMS OF THESE ILLEGAL PRACTICES. RELEVANT SUPREME COURT CASES SUCH AS ESCOBEDO, MIRANDA, AND MAPP ARE DISCUSSED, AS WELL AS RECENT ATTEMPTS AT POLICE REVIEW IN PHILADELPHIA AND NEW YORK CITY. USE OF OMBUDSMEN AND STRONGER CIVILIAN REVIEW BOARDS ARE SUGGESTED AS TWO ALTERNATIVES FOR EFFECTING INTERNAL POLICE REFORM AND CHECKING GROWING PUBLIC ATTITUDES AGAINST POLICEMEN AND LAW ENFORCEMENT. THE AUTHOR FURTHER URGES THE REDEFINING OF POLICE RESPONSIBILITIES AND GREATER EFFORT AT POLICE-COMMUNITY RELATIONS.
Index Term(s): Abuse of authority; Citizen grievances; Community relations; Complaints against police; Off-duty offenses; On-duty offenses; Police Brutality; Police community relations; Police internal affairs
Note: KF9223 .C72
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