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Contemporary Policing: Controversies, Challenges, and Solutions

An Anthology

Edited by Quint C. Thurman and Jihong Zhao
Preface by Samuel Walker

Publication Date - 01 September 2003

ISBN: 9780195330274

388 pages
6-7/8 x 9-3/16 inches

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"The articles provide a good mixture of theory and research covering the full range of issues and challenges in a changing police environment."--Thomas Barker, Eastern Kentucky University


Contemporary Policing: Controversies, Challenges, and Solutions presents a broad range of up-to-date articles on new policing strategies, promising approaches to the problem of crime, challenges facing the police from within and outside the organization, policing innovations, and issues of police deviance and ethics.

Editors Quint C. Thurman and Jihong Zhao have chosen key selections from notable scholars such as Lawrence W. Sherman, Samuel Walker, Ronald V. Clarke, former Minneapolis police chief Anthony Bouza, and others to examine how policing has responded to a myriad of challenges since the late 1990s--including crime and disorder, racial profiling, police use of deadly force, gangs, corruption, drug abuse, and sexual misconduct. The article topics range from problem-solving and problem-oriented criminal investigations to CompStat and geographic profiling.


"The articles provide a good mixture of theory and research covering the full range of issues and challenges in a changing police environment. The reader is of sufficient scope to provide for lively discussions."--Thomas Barker, Eastern Kentucky University

"The topics...are varied and interesting and reflect the editors' aim of examining challenges to the police in a changing environment. The articles offer focus on the environmental context, not just the issue."--James Golden, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Table of Contents

    Each Part begins with an Introduction.
    General Introduction
    Part I: New Policing Strategies
    1. Trust and Confidence in Criminal Justice
    Lawrence W. Sherman
    2. Defining Police Strategies: Problem Solving, Problem-Oriented Policing, and Community-Oriented Policing
    Ronald V. Clarke
    3. New Skyline
    Eli B. Silverman
    4. The Third Generation of Community Policing: Moving Through Innovation, Diffusion, and Institutionalization
    Willard M. Oliver
    Part II: Promising Approaches to Crime Reduction and Prevention
    5. Policing for Crime Prevention
    Lawrence W. Sherman
    6. Crime and Disorder in Drug Hot Spots: Implications for Theory and Practice in Policing
    David Weisburd and Lorraine Green Mazerolle
    7. Focusing on Prey Rather Than Predators: A Problem-Oriented Response to Repeat Victimization
    Ron W. Glensor, Ken J. Peak, and Mark E. Correia
    8. Screening out Criminal Offenders: An Evaluation of Crime-Free Multi-Family Housing in Tacoma
    Lucy Edwards Hochstein and Quint C. Thurman
    Part III: Challenging Issues in the Internal Police Environment
    9. The Myth of the 'Military Model' of Leadership in Law Enforcement
    Thomas J. Cowper
    10. Reinventing Government: The Views of Police Middle Managers
    Gennaro F. Vito and Julie Kunselman
    11. Sources of Job Satisfaction Among Police Officers: A Test of Demographic and Work Environment
    Jihong Zhao, Quint C. Thurman, and Ni He
    12. Early Warning Systems for Police: Concept, History, and Issues
    Samuel Walker, Geoffrey P. Alpert, and Dennis J. Kenney
    13. Preparing Police Officers for Success in the Twenty-First Century
    Quint C. Thurman
    Part IV: Challenging Issues in the External Police Environment
    14. Crime Fighting as Myth
    Anthony V. Bouza
    15. What We Know About Police Use of Force
    Kenneth Adams
    16. A National Survey of Pursuits and the Use of Police Force: Data from Law-Enforcement Agencies
    Dennis Jay Kenney and Geoffrey P. Alpert
    17. The Establishment of a Police Gang Unit: An Examination of Organizational and Environmental Factors
    Charles M. Katz
    18. Racial Profiling: Issues and Implications for Police Policy
    David L. Carter and Andra J. Katz-Bannister
    Part V: Innovations, Boundary Spanning, and Capacity Building
    19. The Nature of Community Policing Innovations: Do the Ends Justify the Means?
    Jihong Zhao and Quint C. Thurman
    20. Problem-Oriented Criminal Investigation
    Brian Forst
    21. Geographic Profiling
    D. Kim Rossmo
    22. Veering Toward Digital Disorder: Computer-Related Crime and Law Enforcement Preparedness
    Mark E. Correia and Craig Bowling
    23. Technological Challenges and Innovations in Police Patrolling
    Delores E. Craig-Moreland
    Part VI: Police Deviance and Ethical Issues
    24. When Badges Get Too Big: Identifying and Misidentifying Police Misconduct From Citizen Complaints
    Kim Lersch
    25. When Strings Are Attached: Understanding the Role of Gratuities in Police Corruptibility,
    Brian L. Withrow and Jeffrey D. Dailey
    26. Police Sexual Misconduct
    Tim Maher
    27. Drug Use and Drug-Related Corruption of Police Officers
    David L. Carter
    Part VII: The Challenges Ahead
    28. The Future of Policing
    David H. Bayley and Clifford D. Shearing
    29. The Future of Policing in a Community Era
    Jihong Zhao
    30. Future Issues in Policing: Challenges for Leaders
    Sheldon Greenberg

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