Also assisting the reader in understanding the material are Learning Objectives, Key Terms, and Discussion Questions, in addition to numerous links to resources outside the text. A glossary and an appendix, "The Ten Principles of Community Policing," further enhance learning of the material. Organized in a four-part format, it examines the foundation for homeland security, homeland security and terrorism, defeating terrorists and their activities, and Homeland Security's response to terrorist threats.
Each chapter includes key terms, discussion questions, marginal web links and HS analysis boxes that encourage students to think critically and analyze current problems inherent to homeland security and terrorism. Account Options Sign in. Top charts. New arrivals.
Victor E. The social construction of crime is often out of proportion to the threat posed. The media and advocacy groups shine a spotlight on some crimes and ignore others. Street crime is highlighted as putting everyone at risk of victimization, while the greater social harms from corporate malfeasance receive far less attention. Social arrangements dictate what is defined as crime and the punishments for those who engage in the proscribed behavior.
Interest groups promote their agendas by appealing to public fears. Justifications often have no basis in fact, but the public accepts the exaggerations and blames the targeted offenders. The net-widening effect of more laws and more punishment catches those least able to defend themselves. This innovative alternative to traditional textbooks provides insightful observations of myths and trends in criminal justice. Fourteen chapters challenge misconceptions about specific crimes or aspects of the criminal justice system. Kappeler and Potter dissect popular images of crimes and criminals in a cogent, compelling, and engaging manner.
They trace the social construction of each issue and identify the misleading statistics and fears that form the basis of myths—and the collateral damage of basing policies on mythical beliefs. The authors encourage skepticism about commonly accepted beliefs, offer readers a fresh perspective, and urge them to analyze important issues from novel vantage points.
Building on the strength of previous editions, the fourth edition presents a well-conceived, clearly stated analysis of complex issues confronting law enforcement officers and administrators.
Law enforcement duties sometimes place police officers in vulnerable positions regarding their legal obligations and expose them to charges of misconduct. Civil liability is an extremely expensive proposition for police officers, law enforcement agencies, governments, andultimatelytaxpayers.
Community Policing - 6th Edition
Although substantial resources are often expended by the justice system to resolve liability cases, there are benefits to citizens. When the government assumes the responsibility to provide service or to protect the public, people injured by inadequate performance of those responsibilities deserve compensation; innocent parties who suffer injury should have an avenue for redress. The potential for litigation has been an impetus for better training and more responsible practices.
Another excellent resource on the topic, Kappelers edited volume of Supreme Court cases, Police Civil Liability, Second Edition, allows students to understand firsthand the legal reasoning behind Court decisions dealing with these same issues. Community policing is a philosophy and organizational strategy that expands the traditional police mandate of fighting crime to include forming partnerships with citizenry that endorse mutual support and participation. Dilip K. An author of several books and numerous articles, Dr.
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Lab, Bowling Green State University. If You're an Educator Download instructor resources Additional order info. If You're a Student Additional order info. Informative chapters —Written by practitioners from around the world. A four-part organization —Part I deals with countries that have well-established, formal professional police forces; Part IIlooks at countries with emerging democracies that have been influenced by western forms of criminal justice; Part IIIoffers insight to policing in emerging democracies; and Part IVexamines community policing and crime prevention in countries with strong centralized governmental control over the police—but in very diverse social settings.
A world-wide perspective on community policing and crime prevention. Unique, concluding chapter —Draws out the major theme from the various chapters and provides direction for future practitioners and researchers.
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Laing and L. Raghavan and A. Shiva Sankar. Kratcoski, Dilip K.