Police Community Relations and the Administration of Justice

Police Community Relations and the Administration of Justice

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For one-semester courses in Police/Community Relations, Police and Society, Policing within American Society, or Issues in Policing in two- and four-year or proprietary schools. The sixth edition of this overview of police-community relations continues the theme that citizen participation is critical to the effectiveness of the criminal justice system. It focuses on the importance of and strategies for positive interaction which affect crime control in America today. It addresses the internal and external communities served by the police and discusses past, present, and future practices that can create and sustain meaningful and successful police-community relations.
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  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 184.2 x 241.3 x 25.4mm | 766.58g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 6th edition
  • 013111882X
  • 9780131118829

Table of contents

1. Police-Community Relations: An Overview. 2. Public Relations and Community Relations: A Contrast. 3. Community Policing. 4. The Public and the Police: A Consortium of Communities. 5. Relations Within the Police Organization. 6. Police Role Concept in a Changing Society. 7. Coping With the Human Experience of Being a Cop. 8. The Communication Process. 9. Police Discretion and Community Relations. 10. The Media Link. 11. Special Populations and the Police. 12. Community Relations in the Context of Culture. 13. The Dilemmas of Dissent and Political Response. 14. Conflict Management. 15. Community Control: A Continuum of Participation. 16. Police-Community Relations in the New Millenium. Appendix: Case Studies. Index.
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