Policing and Special Units

Policing and Special Units

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For courses in contemporary issues in policing. This collection of original readings from expert authors explores the contemporary nature and use of police special units. The readings examine a wide range of police special units and provide critical insights regarding both operational and administrative considerations applicable to police special units.show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 172.7 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 22.68g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130482110
  • 9780130482112

About Peter Phillips

Peter W. Phillips (Ph.D., Florida State University) is currently an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at Tyler. Dr. Phillips' career in law enforcement includes service as a deputy sheriff in Texas, police officer in New York, and special agent and resident agent-in-charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms. At the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (Glynco, GA), he was Assistant Director for Police Training and educational policy advisor to the director. He also has held positions as Director of the Criminal Justice Institute, Sam Houston State University, and Director of Criminal Justice Programs, Utica College of Syracuse University. He has published recently in The Justice Professional, Police Forum, Police Quarterly (with Greg Orvis), and The Police Chief (with William Peverly). He reviews regularly for Police Quarterly, The Journal of Criminal Justice Education, and The Justice Professional. Dr. Phillips is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and a founding member of the ACJS Police Section in which he currently holds the elected position of Executive Counselor. Dr. Phillips' teaching and research interests include criminal justice policy, police management, and tribal policing.show more

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"I would tell you right now, I am excited about adopting this type of text. Phillips [has] put together a broad discussion of police operations . . . a great job of organizing what is truly a dynamic change in tile operations of today's police bureaus. This work will serve to change the direction of police text discussions for years to come." - Charles Brawner, Heartland Community College, Normal, ILshow more

Table of contents

SECTION I: SPECIAL UNITS IN CONTEXT. 1. Special Units in Policing: An Overview, Peter W. Phillips. 2. Special Units in Policing: Functionality v. Legitimacy Maintenance, Lorie L. Rubenser. 3. An Examination Between C.O.P. and Special Units, Stan Shernock. SECTION II. PROBLEM-ORIENTED SPECIAL UNITS. 4. Elder Abuse Units, Allen Sapp and Carla Mahaffey-Sapp. 5. Gang Units, Jeffery P. Rush and Gregory P. Orvis. 6. Bias Crime Units, Joseph B. Vaughn. 7. Volunteer Units, Peter W. Phillips. SECTION III: METHOD-ORIENTED SPECIAL UNITS. 8. From SWAT to Critical Incident Teams: The Evolution of Police Paramilitary Units, Robert W. Taylor, Stephanie M. Turner, and Jodi Zerba. 9. Specialized Drug Enforcement Units: Strategies for Local Police Departments, David Olson. 10. Horse Mounted and Bicycle Units, Michael P. Roth. SECTION IV: CAVEATS AND CONCLUSIONS. 11. Federalism, Federalization, and Special Units: An Issue in Tack Force Management, Peter J. Nelligan, Peter W. Phillips, and W.A. Young, Jr. 12. Summary and Conclusion, M.L. Dantzker. Subject Index.show more