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NCJ Number: 157072 Find in a Library
Title: Encyclopedia of Police Science Second Edition
Editor(s): W G Bailey
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 876
Sponsoring Agency: Garland Publishing, Inc.
New York, NY 10003-3304
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8153-1331-4
Sale Source: Garland Publishing, Inc.
19 Union Square
West Floor 8
New York, NY 10003-3304
United States of America
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended as a ready reference on policing, this volume presents more than 200 alphabetically organized articles written by recognized scholars of policing and police practitioners.
Abstract: The articles present basic facts, statistics, and examples of all aspects of police work, including crime prevention, crime detection, criminal investigations, and police policies and procedures. Individual entries focus on the nature and investigation of specific types of crimes, police equipment, police technology, public attitudes toward police, police administration, training and other personnel issues, and police information systems. Additional entries discuss specific types of police units, police legal limitations and liabilities, victimization surveys, race issues, commission findings, drug law enforcement, police efforts to address white-collar crime, and facts about major urban police agencies. The history of policing and police ethics are also examined. Tables, reference lists, bibliography on police history, and index
Main Term(s): Police responsibilities
Index Term(s): Criminology; History of policing; Police management; Police policies and procedures; Policing innovation; Public Opinion of the Police
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