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NCJ Number: 147803 Find in a Library
Journal: Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice  Volume:9  Issue:4  Dated:(December 1993)  Pages:complete issue
Editor(s): R M Carter
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 102
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Meanings of investigation in the criminal justice context are addressed that extend beyond the traditional investigatory role of police officers.
Abstract: The first of six articles looks at the implications of community policing for police agencies and police investigations. The authors consider criminal behavior, political, and technological contexts in which community policing occurs. They also review police agency and investigator requirements generated by community policing in relation to organizational development efforts, personal qualities, and investigator skills. An article on private presentence investigations discusses court sentencing dockets and probation agencies. Another article focuses on police investigations of stalkers, and a typology of stalkers is presented. Subsequent articles examine DUI (driving under the influence) offenders in California, research exploring the effect of color on eyewitness identification accuracy, and the importance of forensic dentistry in police investigative work. References, notes, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Police
Index Term(s): California; Community policing; Corrections; Courts; Criminal investigation; Criminology; Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Eyewitness testimony; Presentence investigations; Science and Technology; Stalkers; Suspect identification; Victims of Crime
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