When Cultures Clash

When Cultures Clash : The Divisive Nature of Police-Community Relations and Suggestions for Improvement

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For undergraduate Criminal Justice, Police Academy and Citizen Police Academies courses.Blazing new trails in its incisive examination of the culture of policing, this volume clearly defines and discusses the cultural underpinnings of the law enforcement community. The text examines numerous current and controversial issues and addresses several areas of special importance-the tension that sometimes drives interactions between citizens and the police, officer safety, policing gone awry, and programs and initiatives to bridge the gap between citizens and the police. Written in a concise, well-documented, street-level policing style, this book presents students with a well-balanced discussion of some of the major events and issues confronting law enforcement today. Daniel Carlson is retired after 21 years of New York State police service including the post of Assistant Director of Training for the New York State police. He currently directs the activities of the ethics center at the Southwestern Law Enforcement Institute.show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 147.3 x 223.5 x 7.6mm | 204.12g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130910570
  • 9780130910578

Table of contents

1. The Job of a Police Officer (Citizen's Point of View). 2. The Job of a Police Officer (Police Officers Point of View). 3. The Culture of Policing. 4. Officer Safety. 5. The Police Mission Gone Awry. 6. The Failure of Law Enforcement Leadership. 7. Who Will "Police" the Police? 8. Citizen Behavior Skills. 9. Making a Complaint Against the Police. 10. Bridging the Gap Between Citizens and the Police. 11. The Nobility of Policing. Bibliography. Index.show more

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"Dan has taken a taboo subject and "gone public." His skills in making it palatable are unmatched! I would definitely refer students to it when addressing the subject as part of my workshops ... the author's approach is so valid for many types of audiences ... this a must-read!!!" -- Lisa Konrath, Arizona PO.S.T"I thoroughly enjoyed the author's approach. As a retired officer myself, you can tell the author is from the field that he writes on ... he does an excellent job of covering all issues. He particularly covers police subculture, corruption and racial profiling in an interesting and objective nature." -- Barry Sherman, Department Chair, Madonna Univ., Livonia, MI"The book is written in a way that would be understandable and interesting to those in the field of law enforcement, new to law enforcement or those citizens who have an interest in knowing more about policing ... I would make the book required reading for both the recruit and citizen." -- John Buckovich, Lieutenant, Richmond, VA, Police Department"As an academic who teaches students from diverse backgrounds, I appreciate the conflicting points of view that several of the chapters present. Attempting to get students/officers to take a step back and look at their views and prejudices from the other side ... a "must read" for all students of the police, and prospective candidates for law enforcement." -- Stephen Holmes, Professor, University of Central Floridashow more

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