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NCJ Number: 49390 Find in a Library
Title: LAW ENFORCEMENT BIBLE
Corporate Author: Stoeger Publishing Co
United States of America
Editor(s): R A SCANLON
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 480
Sponsoring Agency: Stoeger Publishing Co
South Hackensack, NJ 07606
Sale Source: Stoeger Publishing Co
55 Ruta Court
South Hackensack, NJ 07606
United States of America
Type: Directory
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A COMPILATION OF USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT POLICE PROBLEMS, PROCEDURES, AND EQUIPMENT, WRITTEN BY POLICE OFFICERS FOR POLICE OFFICERS, IS PRESENTED.
Abstract: ARTICLES BY 15 CONTRIBUTORS COVER A DIVERSE ARRAY OF POLICE OPERATIONS, PROCEDURES AND CONCERNS. SPECIAL POLICE OPERATIONS INCLUDE UNDERCOVER OPERATIONS INVOLVING NARCOTICS SMUGGLING, STREET CRIME, AND STOLEN PROPERTY OFFENSES. BRIEF REVIEWS OF SPECIAL CONCERNS IN RAILROAD AND WATERFRONT POLICING ARE PRESENTED. THE CHANGING ROLE OF WOMEN POLICE OFFICERS AND TRENDS IN JUVENILE DELINQUENCY AND CRIME ARE EXAMINED FROM AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE. ALSO INCLUDED ARE TECHNIQUES IN CANINE TRAINING, CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, SUSPECT SEARCH, AND FIREARM AND STOLEN MOTOR VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION. A NUMBER OF ARTICLES RELATE TO POLICE WEAPONS; THESE INCLUDE THE COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF AUTOMATICS AND REVOLVERS, USE OF THE SHOTGUN IN POLICE WORK, DOUBLE-ACTION COMBAT SHOOTING TECHNIQUES, AND PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES IN SAFE WEAPONS HANDLING. INFORMATION ON THE EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTORS IS PROVIDED. THE SECOND HALF OF THE BOOK IS A COMPENDIUM OF REFERENCES, AND INFORMATION AND EQUIPMENT RESOURCES. BOOKS, MAGAZINES, JOURNALS, PERIODICALS, AND TRAINING FILMS AND VIDEOTAPES OF SPECIAL INTEREST TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ARE LISTED. ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS RELEVANT TO OFFICERS ARE ALSO PROVIDED TOGETHER WITH LISTINGS OF UNITED STATES AND CANADIAN LAW ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATORS. DIRECTORIES TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCIES AND LAW ENFORCEMENT-RELATED ORGANIZATIONS ARE ALSO INCLUDED. IN ADDITION TO A QUICK GUIDE TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES AND DRUG ABUSE, A DICTIONARY OF CRIMINAL AND NARCOTICS SLANG IS PROVIDED. A GUIDE TO PERSONAL DESCRIPTIONS AND A CHART OF STATE POLICIES ON THE ON- AND OFF-DUTY CARRYING OF GUNS BY OUT-OF-STATE POLICE OFFICERS ARE PRESENTED. ALSO INCLUDED IS AN EXTENSIVE DIRECTORY OF MANUFACTURERS AND SUPPLIERS OF POLICE EQUIPMENT INCLUDING FIREARMS, AMMUNITION, FIREARM ACCESSORIES, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, RAINWEAR, COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT, NONLETHAL WEAPONS, PROTECTIVE WEAR, HANDCUFFS, AND LIGHTING EQUIPMENT. (JAP)
Index Term(s): Criminal investigation training; Law enforcement; Police agencies; Police dog training; Police equipment; Police field services units; Police firearm training; Police personnel; Police responsibilities; Police weapons; Police women; Reference materials; Special purpose public police; Undercover activity
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