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NCJ Number: 158459 Find in a Library
Title: Legal Issues in Policing (From Visions for Change: Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century, P 96-115, 1996, Roslyn Muraskin and Albert R. Roberts, eds. - see NCJ-158451)
Author(s): R J Meadows
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Sale Source: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The article discusses some of the trends in policing that will require officers in the 21st Century to be more sensitive to their crime prevention role and more responsive to functions associated with community service.
Abstract: Three approaches toward meeting future community policing needs include collaboration between justice agencies in addressing specific crime problems and targeting serious repeat offenders; the increasing use of private police and security officers to assist in crime control efforts; and the utilization of police reserves and cadet programs stressing higher education. Some of the legal issues related to policing that are discussed here include domestic violence calls, civil liability in policing, and limits placed upon police by the exclusionary rule. 48 references
Main Term(s): Future of policing
Index Term(s): Community policing; Courts; Criminology; Exclusionary rule; Legal liability; Police domestic violence training; Police legal limitations
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