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NCJ Number: 31217 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE REFORM IN THE UNITED STATES - THE ERA OF AUGUST VOLLMER, 1905-1932
Author(s): G E CARTE; E H CARTE
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 147
Sponsoring Agency: University of California Press
Berkeley, CA 94720
Sale Source: University of California Press
2120 Berkely Way
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States of America
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TRACES THE COURSE OF THE POLICE REFORM THAT WAS GENERATED BY PUBLIC DISAFFECTION, AND SHOWS HOW PROFESSIONALISM BECAME THE STANDARD FOR CONTEMPORARY POLICE REFORM.
Abstract: AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, AMERICAN POLICE DEPARTMENTS SUFFERED FROM THE SAME MALADIES THAT AFFLICTED OTHER MUNICIPAL SERVICES: ENDEMIC POLITICAL CORRUPTION, LOW STANDARDS, AND POOR RELATIONSHIPS WITH A CITIZENRY THAT WAS GROWING INCREASINGLY ALARMED ABOUT CRIME AND OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT IN THE CITIES. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Police corruption; Political influences; Professionalization
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