Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Dorothy M Schulz
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412925347
  • ISBN-13: 9781412925341
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1410 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released May 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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About

Overview

Although there is a plethora of studies on crime and punishment, understanding of the important issues in law enforcement has little general literature to draw on. Currently available reference works on policing are narrowly focused and sorely out-of-date. To this end, a distinguished roster of authors, representing many years of knowledge and practice in the field, draw on the latest research and methods to delineate, describe, and analyze all areas of law enforcement.

The Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement, originally published in 2004, provides a comprehensive, critical and descriptive examination of all facets of law enforcement on the state and local, federal and national, and international stages.

Key features include:

  • Coverage of State and Local, Federal, and International law enforcement
  • More than 250 contributors have composed over 400 essays on all facets of law enforcement
  • An editorial board of the leading scholars, researchers, and practitioners in the field of law enforcement
  • Descriptions of United States Federal Agency law enforcement components
  • Comprehensive and inclusive coverage, exploring concepts and social and legal patterns within the larger topical concern
  • Global, multidisciplinary analysis

This title is available in eBook format through Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Contributors

Contributors

  • Dorothy M Schulz

Reviews

"...this set is suitable for both academic and public libraries." --Lawrence Looks at Books, September 2005

— Lawrence Looks at Books

Table of Contents

Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Reader's Guide.
List of Contributors.
Introduction.
About the Editors.
1: Accountability.
2: Affirmative Action in Policing.
3: Airport Security.
4: America's Most Wanted.
5: Arrest.
6: Arson Investigation.
7: Art Theft Investigation.
8: Assaults on the Police.
9: Asset Forfeiture, State.
10: Auxiliary/Reserve/Part-Time Police.
11: Ballistics.
12: Body Armor.
13: Bombs and Bomb Squads.
14: Bondsman or Bail Agent.
15: Bounty Hunter.
16: "Broken Windows" or Incivilities Thesis.
17: Calls for Service.
18: Campus Policing.
19: Canine (K-9) Units.
20: Chain of Custody.
21: Chaplains.
22: Chemical and Biological Terrorism, Local Response to.
23: Child Abduction Investigations.
24: Child Molestation.
25: Child Pornography.
26: Child Welfare.
27: Christopher Commission, The.
28: Citizen Police Academies.
29: Citizen's Arrest.
30: Civil Liability.
31: Civil Rights Violations by Police.
32: Civilian Complaint Review Boards.
33: Clearance Rates.
34: Cold Case Investigations.
35: Communications Interoperability.
36: Community Policing.
37: Community Relations.
38: Complaints Against Police.
39: Compstat.
40: Computer Aided Dispatch.
41: Computer Crime.
42: Confessions.
43: Consent Decrees.
44: Coroner and Medical Examiner Systems.
45: Corruption/Integrity.
46: Counterterrorism.
47: Crime Laboratories.
48: Crime Mapping.
49: Crime Prevention Units.
50: Crime Scene Investigation.
51: Crime Statistics and Analysis.
52: Crime Stoppers.
53: Crisis Intervention.
54: Crown Heights Report.
55: Cultural Competency Training/Sensitivity Training.
56: Curfews.
57: Depolicing.
58: Detectives.
59: Dispatch.
60: DNA.
61: Document Examiners.
62: Domestic Violence Enforcement.
63: Drug Enforcement in the United States.
64: Drug Policy and Legislation.
65: Drug Prevention Education.
66: Drug Testing of Police.
67: Drug Trafficking.
68: Drunk Driving Enforcement.
69: Duty Belt.
70: Early Warning Systems.
71: Education of Police.
72: Electronic Surveillance.
73: Emergency Services Units.
74: Ethics.
75: Evaluation of Officers.
76: Evidence.
77: Exclusionary Rules.
78: Eyewitnesses.
79: Fingerprints.
80: Forensic Art.
81: Forensic Science.
82: Fraternal Organizations.
83: Gangs Investigation.
84: Gays in Policing.
85: Geographic Information System.
86: Gun Control.
87: Hate Crimes, Law Enforcement Response to.
88: Hiring Standards for Police.
89: Homicide Investigation.
90: Homicide Trends in the United States.
91: Hostage Negotiations.
92: Hot Spots.
93: Housing Police.
94: Identity Theft and Identity Crimes.
95: Immigrants (Policy Toward).
96: Informants.
97: Information Technologies.
98: Inspectors General.
99: Interagency Cooperation…or Not.
100: Internal Affairs.
101: Interrogation.
102: Investigative Techniques.
103: Juvenile Crimes/Programs/Units.
104: Knapp Commission, The.
105: Law Enforcement Assistance Administration.
106: Law Enforcement Memorials.
107: Lie Detection.
108: Lineups.
109: Loitering.
110: McCone Commission, The.
111: Mentally Ill, Police Response to the.
112: Militarization of American Police.
113: Miranda Warnings.
114: Misdemeanors.
115: Missing Persons Investigations.
116: Mollen Commission, The.
117: Morale.
118: Municipal Policing.
119: National Crime Victimization Survey.
120: National Guard.
121: National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS).
122: News Media and Police.
123: Nonlethal Weapons.
124: Organized Crime Control.
125: Parole Officers.
126: Patrol Methods, Tactics, and Strategies.
127: Patrol Shifts.
128: Patrol Work.
129: Peace Officers.
130: Performance Evaluation of Police Departments.
131: Perp Walk.
132: Physical Fitness and Training.
133: Plain View Doctrine.
134: Police Brutality.
135: Police Code of Silence.
136: Police Corps.
137: Police Discretion.
138: Police Explorers.
139: Police Fiction.
140: Police Management.
141: Police Mediation.
142: Police Misconduct.
143: Police Museums.
144: Police Officer Standards and Training Commissions (POST Commissions).
145: Police Officers' Bill of Rights.
146: Police Pursuits.
147: Police Residency Requirements.
148: Police Shootings.
149: Police Strikes/"Blue Flu".
150: Police Training in the United States.
151: Private Policing.
152: Probable Cause.
153: Probation Officers.
154: Problem-Oriented Policing.
155: Profiling, Criminal Personality.
156: Profiling, Drug Courier.
157: Profiling, Geographic.
158: Profiling, Racial.
159: Prosecutors.
160: Psychologists/Psychological Services.
161: Public Perceptions/Attitudes Toward Police.
162: Quality-of-Life Enforcement.
163: Quotas (Tickets, Arrests).
164: Race Relations.
165: Radar.
166: Rampart Investigation, The.
167: Rank Structure.
168: Repeat Offenders.
169: Response Time.
170: Restorative Justice.
171: Riots/Demonstrations (Response to).
172: Rural Police.
173: School Crime/Security/Response.
174: Search and Seizure.
175: Search Warrants.
176: Serial Murder Investigation.
177: Sex Crime Investigation.
178: Sexual Offender Civil Commitment.
179: Sheriffs.
180: Special Jurisdiction Law Enforcement Agencies.
181: Special Victims Units.
182: State Police.
183: State Witness Protection Programs.
184: Stop and Frisk.
185: Stress.
186: Suicide by Cop.
187: SWAT Teams.
188: Task Forces.
189: Television (Police Shows).