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Advances in Police Theory and Practice


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Police and Society in Brazil

Police and Society in Brazil

Forthcoming

Vicente Riccio, Wesley G. Skogan
October 03, 2017

In Brazil, where crime is closely associated with social inequality and failure of the criminal justice system, the police are considered by most to be corrupt, inefficient, and violent, especially when occupying poor areas, and they lack the widespread legitimacy enjoyed by police forces in many...

Security in Post-Conflict Africa: The Role of Nonstate Policing

Security in Post-Conflict Africa: The Role of Nonstate Policing

Forthcoming

Bruce Baker
June 30, 2017

Policing is undergoing rapid change in Africa as a result of democratization, the commercialization of security, conflicts that disrupt policing services, and peace negotiations among former adversaries. These factors combined with the inability of Africa’s state police to provide adequate...

Police Reform in China

Police Reform in China

Kam C. Wong
May 24, 2017

With nearly 20 percent of the world’s population located in China, what happens there is significant to all nations. Sweeping changes have altered the cultural landscape of China, and as opportunities for wealth have grown in recent years, so have opportunities for crime. Police Reform in China...

Cold Cases: An Evaluation Model with Follow-up Strategies for Investigators

Cold Cases: An Evaluation Model with Follow-up Strategies for Investigators

James M. Adcock, Sarah L. Stein
May 22, 2017

Nearly 185,000 homicides since 1980 remain unsolved, yet with limited staff and resources, it is no surprise that law enforcement units place the bulk of their efforts on current cases where victims’ family members and the media demand answers. Cold Cases: An Evaluation Model with Follow-up...

Ethics for Police Translators and Interpreters

Ethics for Police Translators and Interpreters

Sedat Mulayim, Miranda Lai
November 26, 2016

This book examines the major theoretical foundations of ethics, before zooming in on definitions of professional practice and applied professional ethics, as distinct from private morals, in general and then focusing on professional ethics for translators and interpreters in police and legal...

Delivering Police Services Effectively

Delivering Police Services Effectively

Garth den Heyer
August 19, 2016

This book addresses the various strategies that are available to police management, such as consolidation, regionalization, and amalgamation of police agencies; new public management (NPM); enhanced performance management; civilianization; and organizational restructuring. It fills the gap in the...

Civilian Oversight of Police: Advancing Accountability in Law Enforcement

Civilian Oversight of Police: Advancing Accountability in Law Enforcement

Tim Prenzler, Garth den Heyer
November 03, 2015

Exploring the complex and controversial topic of civilian oversight of police, this book analyzes the issues and debates entailed by civilian oversight by using worldwide perspectives, in-depth case studies, and a wealth of survey data. Integrating and summarizing decades of research from many...

Corruption, Fraud, Organized Crime, and the Shadow Economy

Corruption, Fraud, Organized Crime, and the Shadow Economy

Maximilian Edelbacher, Peter C. Kratcoski, Bojan Dobovsek
October 15, 2015

Fueled by corruption, fraud, and organized crime, the shadow economy—also known as the informal, black market, illegal, or underground economy—is currently on the rise worldwide. Corruption, Fraud, Organized Crime, and the Shadow Economy addresses shadow economies and the players involved by...

Collaborative Policing: Police, Academics, Professionals, and Communities Working Together for Education, Training, and Program Implementation

Collaborative Policing: Police, Academics, Professionals, and Communities Working Together for Education, Training, and Program Implementation

Peter C. Kratcoski, Maximilian Edelbacher
October 05, 2015

"The chapters in this book reveal that police education, training, and practices are now closely tied to collaboration between police, academics, professional practitioners, and community agencies, and such collaboration is described and evaluated."—Dilip K. Das, PhD, Founding President,...

Policing in Israel: Studying Crime Control, Community, and Counterterrorism

Policing in Israel: Studying Crime Control, Community, and Counterterrorism

Tal Jonathan-Zamir, David Weisburd, Badi Hasisi
October 05, 2015

"It is hoped that, through this series, it will be possible to accelerate the process of building knowledge about policing and help bridge the gap between the two worlds—the world of police research and police practice. This is an invitation to police scholars and practitioners across the world to...

Policing Terrorism: Research Studies into Police Counterterrorism Investigations

Policing Terrorism: Research Studies into Police Counterterrorism Investigations

David Lowe
August 25, 2015

Based primarily upon information from the UK Special Branch Counterterrorism Unit, Policing Terrorism: Research Studies into Police Counterterrorism Investigations takes you through the mechanics of a counterterrorism investigation. A combination of legal and empirical research, this entry in the...

Policing in Hong Kong: History and Reform

Policing in Hong Kong: History and Reform

Kam C. Wong
March 06, 2015

The HKP (Hong Kong Police), ‘Asia’s Finest’, is a battle-tested professional organization with strong leadership, competent staff, and deep culture. It is also a continuously learning and reforming agency in pursuit of organisational excellence. Policing in Hong Kong: History and Reform is the...

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