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The Case for Youth Police Initiative: Interdependent Fates & the Power of Peace

The Case for Youth Police Initiative: Interdependent Fates & the Power of Peace

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Nina Rose Fischer
June 12, 2020

This book investigates the Youth Police Initiative (YPI) intervention with a comprehensive look at its effects in Boston as well as Brownsville, Brooklyn, a neighborhood that has both rich community networks as well as the highest crime rate in New York City. Based on a phenomenological approach,...

Organizational Change in an Urban Police Department: Innovating to Reform

Organizational Change in an Urban Police Department: Innovating to Reform

1st Edition

Brenda J. Bond-Fortier
February 20, 2020

This in-depth case study of a mid-sized police department captures the dynamics, struggles, and successes of police change, revealing the positive organizational and community outcomes that resulted from a persistent drive to reinvent public safety and community relationships. The police profession...

United Nations International Police Officers in Peacekeeping Missions: A Phenomenological Exploration of Complex Acculturation

United Nations International Police Officers in Peacekeeping Missions: A Phenomenological Exploration of Complex Acculturation

1st Edition

Michael R. Sanchez
February 05, 2020

Why do international policing missions often fail to achieve their mandate? Why do United Nations Police officers struggle when serving in foreign peacekeeping missions? United Nations International Police Officers in Peacekeeping Missions: A Phenomenological Exploration of Complex Acculturation...

Stress Inside Police Departments: How the Organization Creates Stress and Performance Problems in Police Officers

Stress Inside Police Departments: How the Organization Creates Stress and Performance Problems in Police Officers

1st Edition

Jon M. Shane
December 09, 2019

This book offers researchers, police practitioners and policymakers a platform for organizational reform and an understanding of how the police organization creates stress, which contributes to reduced officer performance. This book, based on an in-depth study exploring the relationship between...

Ends and Means in Policing

Ends and Means in Policing

1st Edition

John Kleinig
February 28, 2019

Policing is a highly pragmatic occupation. It is designed to achieve the important social ends of peacekeeping and public safety, and is empowered to do so using means that are ordinarily seen as problematic; that is, the use of force, deception, and invasions of privacy, along with considerable...

Police Militarization: Understanding the Perspectives of Police Chiefs, Administrators, and Tactical Officers

Police Militarization: Understanding the Perspectives of Police Chiefs, Administrators, and Tactical Officers

1st Edition

Scott W. Phillips
May 24, 2018

The increased militarization of the police in the United States has been a topic of controversy for decades, brought to the public eye in notable events such as the Los Angeles Police Department’s use of battering rams in the 1980s and the siege of the Weaver family at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, in the...

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