Police Misconduct

Police Misconduct : A Reader for the 21st Century

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For special topics courses in policing.This text examines a major twenty-first century issue: police misconduct-as it pertains to police management, operations, personnel, and the reputation and character of a police department within the community it serves. It considers the ramifications of inappropriate police behavior, and its far-reaching effects upon the individual police officer, the community, and the nation.show more

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  • Paperback | 485 pages
  • 172.72 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 725.74g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130256048
  • 9780130256041

About Michael J. Palmiotto

MICHAEL J. PALMIOTTO, Ph.D., is a Professor of Criminal Justice in the School of Community Affairs at Wichita State University. He has worked as a police officer in Westchester County, New York, and is the past Director of Criminal Justice and Police Training at the Community College of Beaver County, Monaca, Pennsylvania. He holds a masters degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) and a doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. He has published six books and numerous articles on policing and criminal justice issues.show more

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" Police Misconduct: A Reader for the 21st Century " is the first and only reader covering the importantand increasingly controversialtopics of police misconduct, corruption, and abuse of power. This reader offers 35 in-depth essays that provide a mixture of classic and original, contemporary readings. Its three sectionsPhysical Violence by Police Officers, Crime by Police Officers, and Police Accountabilityexamine what police misconduct is, from where it originates, and how it affects the community. " Police Misconduct " is a valuable and much-needed primary or supplementary text, and can be used in courses such as Community Policing, Police and Society, and Special Topics in Policing"show more

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION TO POLICE MISCONDUCT. 1. Legal Authority of Police. 2. Police as Symbols of Government and Justice. 3. Police Misconduct: What Is It? 4. Should We Tell the Police to Say "Yes" to Gratuities? 5. Police Misconduct and Minority Citizens: Exploring Key Issues. II. CRIMES COMMITTED BY POLICE OFFICERS. 6. Parameters of Police Misconduct. 7. Police Perceptions and the Norming of Institutional Corruption. 8. Police Corruption and Criminal Monopoly: Victimless Crimes. 9. Historical Perspective of Police Corruption in New York City. 10. Drug Related Police Corruption: The Miami Experience. 11. To Serve and Pursue: Exploring Police Sexual Violence against Women. 12. Crimes Committed by Police Officers. III. PHYSICAL ABUSE BY POLICE OFFICERS. 13. The Police Officer's Ethical Use of Force. 14. Accidents, Icons, and Indexing: The Dynamics of News Coverage of Police Use of Force. 15. How Police Justify the Use of Force. 16. The Abner Louima Case: Idiosyncratic Personal Crime or Symptomatic Police Brutality? 17. Criminal Law-The Right to Run: Deadly Force and the Fleeing Felon. Tennessee v. Gardner. 18. Factors Related to Killings of Felons by Police Officers: A Test of the Community Violence and Conflict Hypothesis. 19. Technological Innovation and the Development of Less-Than-Lethal Force Options. 20. Police Pursuits and the Use of Force: Recognizing and Managing "The Pucker Factor"-A Research Note. 21. The Most Deadly Force: Police Pursuits. 22. The Other Deadly Force: An Analysis of One State's High-Speed Pursuit Guidelines. IV. POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY. 23. Morality in Law Enforcement: Chasing "Bad Guys" with the Los Angeles Police Department. 24. Can Police Recruiting Control Police Misconduct? 25. Law Enforcement: Policing the Defective Centurion-Decertification and Beyond. 26. What's Wrong with Complaint Investigations? Dealing with Difference Differently in Complaints against Police. 27. Internal Affairs: The Police Agencies' Approach to the Investigation of Police Misconduct. 28. Civilian Oversight of Police Behavior. 29. An Analysis of Section 1983 Litigation Dealing with Police Misconduct. 30. Police Civil Liability: An Analysis of Section 1983 Actions in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. 31. Preventing Excessive Force Litigation. 32. Police Abuse: Can the Violence Be Contained?show more