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NCJ Number: 66153 Find in a Library
Title: HISTORY OF POLICING IN AMERICA
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Jacoby/Storm Productions, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Sponsoring Agency: Harper and Row Media
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Jacoby/Storm Productions, Inc
Westport, CT
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Harper and Row Media
Order Fulfillment/Customer
2350 Virginia Avenue
Hagerstown, MD 21740
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS FILM CHRONICLES THE HISTORY OF POLICE IN AMERICA FROM THE EARLY SHERIFFS TO TODAY'S MODERN POLICE DEPARTMENTS, THE FBI, AND MILITARY POLICE AND SHOWS THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPECIALIZED TRAINING.
Abstract: OF INTEREST TO POLICE TRAINING ACADEMY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTRUCTORS AND STUDENTS, THIS FILM INCLUDES HISTORIC SCENES OF THE EARLY POLICE DEPARTMENTS, TAMMANY HALL CORRUPTION, POSSES OF THE OLD WEST, AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE 1929 LONDON METROPOLITAN POLICE FORCE UNDER SIR ROBERT PEEL. MODERN POLICE TRAINING METHODS INCLUDING VIDEOTAPE TRAINING, USE OF LIE DETECTORS, RADIO COMMUNICATIONS, AND THE MODERN FBI CRIME LABORATORIES ARE SHOWN. MAJOR CHANGES IN COMMUNICATIONS, TRANSPORATION, DETECTION TECHNIQUES, AND SHIFTS IN ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR OF BOTH THE PUBLIC AND THE POLICE ARE PORTRAYED. THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPECIALIZED TRAINING IS EMPHASIZED FOR THE AREAS OF CONFLICT MANAGEMENT, HOSTAGE NEGOTIATIONS, STRESS MANAGEMENTS, AND HYPNOSIS. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT MODERN TECHNOLOGY CAN ALSO BRING PROBLEMS OF ITS OWN AS IN THE CASE OF WIDESPREAD ADOPTION OF PATROL CARS, WHICH CREATE A DISTANCE BETWEEN THE POLICE OFFICER AND THE PUBLIC. (AOP)
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Crime laboratories; Police attitudes; Police corruption; Police education; Police information systems; Policing innovation; Science and Technology
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