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NCJ Number: 42149 Find in a Library
Title: FORCE FOR THE FUTURE - THE ROLE OF THE POLICE IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS
Author(s): R LEWIS
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 316
Sponsoring Agency: Maurice Temple Smith Ltd
London, WC1, England
Sale Source: Maurice Temple Smith Ltd
37 Great Russell Street
London, WC1,
United Kingdom
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: BASED ON INTERVIEWS WITH A NUMBER OF POLICEMEN AND SITE VISITS TO MANY OF THE POLICE FORCES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, THE AUTHOR ANALYSES THE CURRENT PROBLEMS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS OF THE BRITISH POLICE.
Abstract: AN OVERVIEW OF THE CURRENT ROLE OF BRITISH POLICE IS FIRST PRESENTED. WHILE THE AUTHOR FINDS SOME PROBLEMS IN THE CURRENT POLICE OPERATIONS, HE NOTES THAT THE POLICE FACE A NUMBER OF MAJOR OBSTACLES, INCLUDING A BREAKDOWN IN THE CONSENSUS OF SOCIETY, INCREASED PROTEST AND VIOLENCE, INCREASED CRIME RATES, AND A GROWING NUMBER OF UNENFORCEABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS. THE AUTHOR THEN SUGGESTS WAYS IN WHICH THE BRITISH POLICE SHOULD DEVELOP IN ORDER TO RESOLVE THESE PROBLEMS. HIS PROPOSALS INCLUDE A GREATER 'SOCIAL ROLE', THE APPLICATION OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO HALT THE RISING RATE OF CRIME, GREATER PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY, MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CAREER SPECIALIZATION IN ORDER TO GAIN MORE POLICE RECRUITS, MORE POLICEWOMEN, AND INCREASED COOPERATION WITH THE POLICE OF OTHER COUNTRIES. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)...DMC
Index Term(s): Future trends; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Police effectiveness; Police policy development; Police responsibilities
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