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1st Edition

Matthew J. Hickman, Alex R. Piquero, Jack R. Greene

  • Published
  • 250 Pages


This reader offers a unique selection to illustrate key concepts and research in the areas of police misconduct- and how misconduct affects police ethics and integrity in the officer, the department and in our society as well. The readings are by some of the top scholars in police research and represent the most current understanding of ethics and misconduct. The readings are prefaced by an introduction that has been carefully crafted to properly frame the selections.

Matthew J. Hickman,

Matthew J. Hickman is a Statistician at the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, where he specializes in the development and analysis of national law enforcement data collections. His research in the areas of policing, criminological theory, and quantitative methods has appeared in a variety of scholarly outlets. He is currently working on his doctoral dissertation in the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University.

Alex R. Piquero, University of Florida

Alex R. Piquero is Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Florida. His research interests include Life Course Crime, Criminological Theory, Quantitative Methodology, and Policing.

Jack R. Greene, Northeastern University

Jack R. Greene, a 1973 magna cum laude graduate of Northeastern's College of Criminal Justice, was installed as the new dean of the College of Criminal Justice in 1999. Before joining Northeastern, Greene served as director of the Center for Public Policy at Temple University. He has also served as director of the Public Service Management Institute for Executive Level Managers at Temple and as chair of the graduate and undergraduate programs in the Department of Criminal Justice. Recognized as one of the country's leading scholars in the field of policing, Greene has published four books, five monographs and dozens of journal articles and book chapters. He has consulted for various agencies and organizations, including the Philadelphia Police Department, the Justice Department, the National Institute of Justice and the Rand Corp.
  • Features readings by some of the top names in policing research, including Carl Klockars, Sam Walker, Geoffrey Alpert, Stephen Mastrofski, Lorraine Mazarolle, Jack Greene and Alex Piquero.
  • Readings have been edited for classroom use; although no content is sacrificed, the material and research presented are appropriate for most students.
  • This book not only provides cutting-edge research but also shows how to implement new methodology into police environments.
  • The introduction by Jack Greene provides a strong contextual organization for the readings that follow.
  • This text can be packaged with any Wadsworth textbook at a significant discount. Please contact your local Cengage Learning representative for more details.
Introduction: Jack R. Greene.
1. Measuring Police Integrity: Carl B. Klockars and Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovich.
2. Early Intervention Systems: The New Paradigm: Samuel Walker and Geoffrey Alpert.
3. The Search for Integrity: Findings and Tools for Investigating and Adjucating Federal Security Clearance Cases Applicable to Law Enforcement Selection And Retention: Howard William Timm.
4. Police Integrity: Exploring the Utility of a Risk Factor Model: Matthew J. Hickman, Alex R. Piquero, and Jack R. Greene.
5. Armed and Dangerous: Exploring Police Drug Use and Drug Related Corruption: Kim Michelle Lersch and Tom Mieczkowski.
6. Patterns of Police Use of Force as a Measure of Police Integrity: Joel H. Garner, Christopher D. Maxwell, and Cedric Heraux.
7. Citizen Behavior and Police Use of Force: An Examination of National Survey Data: Steven K. Smith.
8. Toward a Better Understanding of Police Use of Nonlethal Force: William Terrill and Stephen D. Mastrofski.
9. Third-Party Policing: Considering the Ethical Challenges: Lorraine Mazerolle and Tim Prenzler.
10. Turning Necessity Into Virtue: Pittsburgh's Experience with a Federal Consent Decree: Robert C. Davis, Christopher W. Ortiz, Nicole J. Henderson, and Joel Miller.
11. Public Perceptions of Police Misconduct and Reform: Ron Weitzer.