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NCJ Number: 74419 Find in a Library
Title: Law Enforcement Reference Manual and Police Official Diary, 1981
Corporate Author: Law Enforcement Reference Manual
United States of America
Editor(s): I B Zeichner
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 791
Sponsoring Agency: Law Enforcement Reference Manual
Trenton, NJ 08628
Sale Source: Law Enforcement Reference Manual
Box 7333
Trenton, NJ 08628
United States of America
Type: Directory
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This reference manual provides police officers with information which is useful in managing their daily duties. Information ranges from a guide to drug abuse to instructions for displaying the national flag.
Abstract: Introductory sections present a police guide to the Bill of Rights; constitutional law; Supreme Court decisions; and police standards, conduct, and liability. Information is offered on laws concerning arrests, informants, stop-and-frisk polygraphs, Miranda warnings, and confessions by juveniles. Guidelines for conducting investigations and for identifying suspects follow. Firearms controls, explosives, and terrorism receive attention as do private and campus security. First aid, drug and alcohol abuse, and deaf persons are the subjects of further sections. Federal agencies and services are reviewed, and information on corrections and crime prevention is presented. Suggestions for handling a variety of emergencies and for dealing with traffic problems also appear. In addition, computer security and gambling are discussed. Glossaries containing terms pertaining to police patrol cars, legal affairs, pornography, information systems, and other areas of interest are included. Charts, diagrams, address lists, an index, and illustrations are presented, a monthly planner for 1981 and 1982, a daily diary for 1981, expense records, and a metric conversion chart are supplied.
Index Term(s): Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Judicial decisions; Laws and Statutes; Police crime-prevention; Police responsibilities; Reference materials
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