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NCJ Number: 151401 Find in a Library
Title: Police and Society: Touchstone Readings
Editor(s): V E Kappeler
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 414
Sponsoring Agency: Waveland Press, Inc.
Long Grove, IL 60047
Publication Number: ISBN 0-88133-819-2
Sale Source: Waveland Press, Inc.
4180 IL Route 83
Suite 101
Long Grove, IL 60047
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This anthology attempts to integrate policing into the broader social context, in order to help students identify and dissect underlying assumptions, understand how values influence questions, and discover connections and divergences of opinions.
Abstract: The articles in the anthology examine both the context within which social action takes place (macro) and the specific actions (micro) taken by police agencies. The anthology is divided into five sections, dealing with the history of police and society, the role of police in society, the society of police, policing society, and the police in postmodern society. Each section is devoted to a critical aspect of the interrelationship between police and society and each begins with an article that provides a unique contribution to the understanding of this complex relationship. The remaining essays in each section attempt to build on these foundations or to fill intellectual voids. The articles often take exception with previous conceptions or even with the assumptions upon which those conceptions are based. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Police attitudes
Index Term(s): History of policing; Police-citizen interactions; Public Opinion of the Police
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