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NCJ Number: 32796 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND THE COMMUNITY
Author(s): A E BENT; R A ROSSUM
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 395
Sponsoring Agency: Harper and Row
New York, NY 10022
Sale Source: Harper and Row
10 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FOCUSES ON THE RELATIONS OF THE COMMUNITY NOT ONLY WITH THE POLICE BUT ALSO WITH THE OTHER COMPONENTS OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND ADVANCES A THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL JUSTIFICATION FOR POLICE-COMMUNITY RELATIONS.
Abstract: THE BOOK WAS WRITTEN AS A PRIMARY TEXTBOOK FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS IN COURSES ON POLICE-COMMUNITY RELATIONS. IN ADDITION TO ITS FOCUS ON THE ENTIRE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND ITS SUSTAINED JUSTIFICATION OF POLICECOMMUNITY RELATIONS ON THE BASIS OF THE POLITICAL PRINCPLES OF MAJORITY RULE AND MINORITY RIGHTS, THIS BOOK ALSO EMPHASIZES THE NEED FOR POLITICAL AND SOCIAL REALISM. IT STRESSES THAT POLICE-COMMUNITY RELATIONS ARE IN FACT TWO-WAY COMMUNICATION, AND THAT EVEN WHEN THE POLICE (AND COURTS AND CORRECTIONS AS WELL) FULLY APPRECIATE THE NEED FOR IMPROVED RELATIONS WITH THE COMMUNITY, ALL OF THEIR INSIGHTS AND EFFORTS MAY WELL BE FOR NAUGHT IF THERE IS NOT A RECIPROCAL AND EQUAL RESPONSE AND COMMITMENT TO POLICE-COMMUNITY RELATIONS ON THE PART OF THE COMMUNITY. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Community support; Course materials; Police community relations
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