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NCJ Number: 229304 Find in a Library
Title: Police Theory in America: Old Traditions and New Opportunities
Author(s): Robert C. Wadman, D.A.
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 198
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Publication Number: ISBN 978-0-398-07872-0
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book attempts to identify the theoretical concepts that led to the need for law enforcement in America to analyze this theory which establishes the organizational structure, and the operational procedures of America's police needs, and to facilitate change and identify effective methods in crime prevention.
Abstract: In order to understand the development of police departments in America, it is essential to identify the theoretical concepts that led to a need for law enforcement in the first place, as well as police departments and officers. In America, the police are designed and organized to support the concepts found in deterrence theory. Police departments have been organized to prevent crime. With that in mind, this book is written to facilitate change in municipal placing and to identify effective methods for the implementation of crime prevention programs. The first chapters in the book identify the problem and the need to fully understand the dilemma. From the cost of reactive policing to the community problems created by reactive policing, these chapters outline the issues and problems. The middle chapters identify the strategies to improve police community relationships and adjust the measurements for effective policing. The concluding chapters identify strategies designed to facilitate police department organizational change, thereby introducing a new theory of policing. The book is intended primarily as a textbook for criminal justice students, but is also useful for police departments and elected officials responsible for police administration and community safety. Figures, tables, notes, references, and index
Main Term(s): Police crime-prevention
Index Term(s): History of policing; Organizational theories; Police effectiveness; Police organizational structure; Police reform; Theory
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