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NCJ Number: 34965 Find in a Library
Title: FORCES OF ORDER - POLICE BEHAVIOR IN JAPAN AND THE UNITED STATES
Author(s): D H BAYLEY
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 217
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
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: COMPARATIVE STUDY OF FACTORS DETERMINING POLICE BEHAVIOR AND ACTIVITY IN THE TWO COUNTRIES BASED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT VARIATIONS IN POLICE BEHAVIOR AMONG NATIONS ARE EXPLAINABLE IN TERMS OF SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXTS.
Abstract: THIS DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF JAPANESE POLICE ACTIVITY, THE FIRST TO HAVE BEEN ATTEMPTED IN EITHER ENGLISH OR JAPANESE - DRAWS ON SIX MONTHS OF FIRSTHAND OBSERVATION OF POLICE ACTIVITIES AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS IN JAPAN AND SEEKS TO CAPTURE THEIR DISTINCTIVE CHARACTERISTICS AND TO REFLECT THE MILIEU IN WHICH THEY OCCUR. AMONG THE TOPICS CONSIDERED ARE PATROL OPERATIONS, STREET ENCOUNTERS, MAINTENANCE OF DISCIPLINE AND RESPONSIBILITY, MEANS OF COPING WITH VIOLENCE, REGULATION OF VICTIMLESS CRIMES, THE ROLE OF DISCRETION IN DEALING WITH THE PUBLIC, AND ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICES. THE STUDY INDICATES THAT GOOD POLICE WORK AND A DIFFERENT POLICE CULTURE HAVE AS MUCH TO DO WITH EXPLAINING JAPAN'S LAW CRIME RATE AS GENERAL SOCIAL VALUES. THIS BOOK ALSO USES THE TOOL OF COMPARISON TO SHED LIGHT ON WHY AMERICA HAS SO MUCH TROUBLE WITH BOTH CRIME AND POLICE.
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Japan; Police effectiveness; United States of America
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