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NCJ Number: 66037 Find in a Library
Title: DETERMINANTS OF LAW-ENFORCEMENT POLICIES
Corporate Author: Lexington Books
United States of America
Editor(s): F A MEYER; R BAKER
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 237
Sponsoring Agency: Lexington Books
New York, NY 10022
Sale Source: Lexington Books
866 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS VOLUME ATTEMPTS TO FURTHER THE GOALS OF POLICY ANALYSIS BY EXAMINING VARIOUS DETERMINANTS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT POLICIES IN THE UNITED STATES.
Abstract: PART I PRESENTS AN INTRODUCTION TO VARIOUS POLICY DETERMINANTS USING A GENERAL SYSTEMS APPROACH. SUBSEQUENT CHAPTERS INVESTIGATE THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY AND POLICE DEPARTMENT CHARACTERISTICS AS FACTORS AFFECTING ARREST DECISIONS BY POLICE, LINKAGES BETWEEN DEPARTMENTAL AND POLICING STYLES, AND CITY COUNCILPERSON INTERVENTION IN POLICE ADMINISTRATION. A SECOND SECTION DEALS WITH THE EXERCISE OF DISCRETION BY POLICE OFFICERS THROUGH EXAMINING DIVERGENCE BETWEEN PREFERRED MANAGEMENT POLICIES AND THE ACTUAL BEHAVIOR OF STREET OFFICERS AND REVIEWING OBSTACLES TO ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGE. ONE PAPER RELATES LEADING PRESCRIPTIONS FOR CONTROL OF POLICE TO LEADING MODELS OF ORGANIZATIONAL EXPERIENCE AND NOTES THE LACK OF COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF EXPERIENCE IN THREE LEADING MODELS OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE. OTHER TOPICS ARE THE RELATIONSHIP OF MORAL JUDGMENTS OF POLICE OFFICERS TO THE DECISION TO SHOOT AND THE USE OF POLICE DISCRETION IN WHITE-COLLAR CRIME. INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON LAW ENFORCEMENT POLICY ARE DISCUSSED IN STUDIES OF GOVERNMENTAL FRAGMENTATION ON POLICE SERVICE DELIVERY, PROBLEMS OF POLICE BORDER SERVICES, AND THE EFFECT OF REFORM ON POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY. FINALLY, TECHNOLOGICAL AND LEGAL CHANGES ARE EXAMINED WITH REFERENCE TO ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE AND APPELLATE COURT DECISIONS AND TO INNOVATION IN POLICE POLICY. TABULAR DATA, BRIEF CONTRIBUTOR BIOGRAPHIES, AND SUBJECT AND NAME INDEXES ARE GIVEN. NOTES AND REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED FOR EACH CHAPTER. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--AOP)
Index Term(s): Cultural influences; Electronic surveillance; Police agencies; Police discretion; Police internal affairs; Police internal organizations; Police management; Police use of deadly force; Policy analysis; Political influences; White collar crime
Note: POLICY STUDIES ORGANIZATION SERIES
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