Policing in America: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Leonard A. Steverson
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  • ISBN-10: 1598840444
  • ISBN-13: 9781598840445
  • DDC: 363.20973
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 327 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007
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About

Overview

Americans seem to be fascinated by police. The police, we imagine, do a job fraught with excitement, danger, violence, and death -- all in the line of duty. Day after day, we assume, they fight an epic battle between good and evil. But, as this volume shows, this image is mostly wrong. How Americans view police has varied dramatically through history. In 1856, New York police opposed wearing uniforms because they felt it represented a militaristic and nondemocratic type of organization. Today, our police model themselves on the military and use military tactics in the "war" on drugs.

Policing in America: A Reference Handbook chronicles our changing ideas and methods of social control, beginning with the first recorded instances. It traces the trends that have shaped America's unique policing system and our fascination with police. It also examines the hot-button issues that concern police scholars today -- such as the nature of the police subculture and police corruption -- and details the trends and issues that will shape the future of policing. An essential reference for those interested in -- and affected by -- the American system of policing, which impacts us all.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Page.
About the Book.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
List of Tables.
List of Figures.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: Worldwide Perspective.
4: Chronology.
5: Biographical Sketches.
6: Harry Anslinger (1892-1975).
7: Lola Greene Baldwin (1860-1957).
8: Samuel Battle (1883-1966).
9: Alphonse Bertillon (1853-1914).
10: William Burns (1858-1932).
11: Patrick Colquhoun (1745-1820).
12: Wyatt Earp (1848-1929).
13: Henry Faulds (1843-1930).
14: Henry Fielding (1704-1754).
15: John Fielding (1721-1780).
16: Francis Galton (1822-1911).
17: Pat Garrett (1850-1908).
18: Daryl Gates (b. 1926).
19: Herman Goldstein (b. 1931).
20: Hans Gross (1847-1915).
21: Beverly J. Harvard (b. 1951).
22: Edward Richard Henry (1850-1931).
23: William James Hershel (1833-1917).
24: J. Edgar Hoover (1895-1972).
25: George L. Kelling (b. 1935).
26: Greg MacAleese (b. 1947).
27: Eliot Ness (1903-1957).
28: William H. Parker (1902-1966).
29: Robert Peel (1788-1850).
30: Allan Pinkerton (1819-1884).
31: Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919).
32: Frank Serpico (b. 1936).
33: Bruce Smith (1892-1955).
34: Eugene François Vidocq (1775-1828).
35: August Vollmer (1876-1955).
36: Juan Vucetich (1858-1925).
37: Joseph Wambaugh (b. 1937).
38: Alice Stebbins Wells (1873-1957).
39: James Q. Wilson (b. 1931).
40: O. W. Wilson (1902-1972).
41: Facts and Data.
42: Police Personnel.
43: Directory of Organizations.
44: Federal Government Agencies Related to Policing.
45: State Departments of Public Safety.
46: Resources.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Author.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Page.
About the Book.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
List of Tables.
List of Figures.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: Worldwide Perspective.
4: Chronology.
5: Biographical Sketches.
6: Harry Anslinger (1892-1975).
7: Lola Greene Baldwin (1860-1957).
8: Samuel Battle (1883-1966).
9: Alphonse Bertillon (1853-1914).
10: William Burns (1858-1932).
11: Patrick Colquhoun (1745-1820).
12: Wyatt Earp (1848-1929).
13: Henry Faulds (1843-1930).
14: Henry Fielding (1704-1754).
15: John Fielding (1721-1780).
16: Francis Galton (1822-1911).
17: Pat Garrett (1850-1908).
18: Daryl Gates (b. 1926).
19: Herman Goldstein (b. 1931).
20: Hans Gross (1847-1915).
21: Beverly J. Harvard (b. 1951).
22: Edward Richard Henry (1850-1931).
23: William James Hershel (1833-1917).
24: J. Edgar Hoover (1895-1972).
25: George L. Kelling (b. 1935).
26: Greg MacAleese (b. 1947).
27: Eliot Ness (1903-1957).
28: William H. Parker (1902-1966).
29: Robert Peel (1788-1850).
30: Allan Pinkerton (1819-1884).
31: Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919).
32: Frank Serpico (b. 1936).
33: Bruce Smith (1892-1955).
34: Eugene François Vidocq (1775-1828).
35: August Vollmer (1876-1955).
36: Juan Vucetich (1858-1925).
37: Joseph Wambaugh (b. 1937).
38: Alice Stebbins Wells (1873-1957).
39: James Q. Wilson (b. 1931).
40: O. W. Wilson (1902-1972).
41: Facts and Data.
42: Police Personnel.
43: Directory of Organizations.
44: Federal Government Agencies Related to Policing.
45: State Departments of Public Safety.
46: Resources.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Author.