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NCJ Number: 162353 Find in a Library
Title: What's the Problem With Miranda: Police Management Accountability
Journal: Journal of California Law Enforcement  Volume:28  Issue:3  Dated:(1994)  Pages:62-64
Author(s): J Nunn
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 3
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Although many police managers believed that the Miranda decision would make police work unbearably difficult, Miranda requirements pale in significance compared to the current battery of laws and public expectations with which California police agencies must comply; these requirements are compounded by current budget restrictions.
Abstract: A major responsibility of police agencies is to review all safety positions in the department to ensure optimum uniform enforcement effort. Another responsibility in the area of human resources is to manage the discipline system, such that officers are restrained from acting outside the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of the department. Police managers are also responsible for demonstrating organizational values; leadership requires stated and demonstrated values that subordinates are willing to emulate and honor. Further, police agencies must comply with the multitude of laws enacted by the U.S. Congress and the State legislature that bear upon the way employers hire and manage their employees. A brief list of laws applicable to the hiring and management of police employees includes Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Sex (Wages) Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Main Term(s): Police management
Index Term(s): Accountability; California; Police legal limitations; Police policies and procedures
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