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NCJ Number: 69368 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE TRAINING FOR TOUGH CALLS: DISCRETIONARY SITUATIONS
Author(s): F J VANDALL
Corporate Author: Emory University
Ctr for Research in Social Change
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 140
Sponsoring Agency: Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE ACTIONS THAT A POLICE OFFICER COULD TAKE IN DISCRETIONARY SITUATIONS ARE CONSIDERED IN THIS BOOK FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDENTS AND POLICEMEN.
Abstract: THESE SITUATIONS ARE NOT COVERED BY REGULATIONS, LAWS, OR REGULAR TRAINING. THE FIRST TWO CHAPTERS ANALYZE CRUCIAL CONCEPTS SUCH AS DISCRETION, FULL ENFORCEMENT, AND THE SOCIAL ROLE OF THE POLICE. A MODEL POLICE TRAINING CURRICULUM AND SUGGESTIONS FOR REVISING TRAINING MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED. THE NEXT TWO CHAPTERS DISCUSS CONCEPT APPLICATIONS, THE THIRD CHAPTER STUDIES THE DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE AND HOW TO DEAL WITH IT, AND THE FOURTH CHAPTER DISCUSSES THE STREET GATHERING. A CROSS-SECTION OF EXISTING RIOT PREVENTION TRAINING MATERIALS AND A MODEL GUIDELINE ARE INCLUDED. THE FORMAT OF BOTH MODEL GUIDELINES IS FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO BE APPLIED TO ANY SENSITIVE ENFORCEMENT PROBLEM. THE FIFTH CHAPTER PRESENTS HYPOTHETICAL POLICING SITUATIONS IN DETAIL. THESE INCLUDE A LANDLORD-TENANT ARGUMENT, A DRUG BUST AT A LARGE ROCK CONCERT, A FIGHT ON THE STREET, A VIOLENT AND MENTALLY ILL PERSON, A SNIPING INCIDENT, AND A RAPE. OTHER SITUATIONS ARE A DRUNK LYING IN THE STREET, A NOISY PARTY, A SPEEDER, A PAROLEE WHO IS A SUSPECT IN A CRIME, AND A STREET-WALKING PROSTITUTE. THE READER MUST DECIDE HOW TO HANDLE EACH CASE BY APPLYING THE INFORMATION AND SUGGESTIONS FROM PREVIOUS CHAPTERS. FOOTNOTES WITH REFERENCES AND AN INDEX ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Domestic assault; Family crisis; Police decisionmaking; Police discretion; Riot control
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