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The Gang Life: Laugh Now, Cry Later: Suppression and Prevention

1st Edition

Robert Matthew Brzenchek, Ben Pieper, Garrick Plonczynski
October 06, 2017

The Gang Life: Laugh Now, Cry Later examines the criminal gangster mindset and offers gang prevention strategies, using real-world examples to demonstrate a holistic approach toward combatting this surging societal problem. The text outlines the evolution of gang membership from a state of interest...

Police and Society in Brazil

1st Edition

Vicente Riccio, Wesley G. Skogan
October 02, 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...

Private Security and the Law

5th Edition

Charles P. Nemeth
September 27, 2017

Private Security and the Law, Fifth Edition, is a singular resource that provides the most comprehensive analysis of practices in the security industry with respect to law, regulation, licensure, and constitutional questions of case and statutory authority. The book begins with a historical...

Targeted Violence: A Statistical and Tactical Analysis of Assassinations, Contract Killings, and Kidnappings

1st Edition

Glenn P. McGovern
June 16, 2017

Drawn from case examples of incidents from around the world, Targeted Violence: A Statistical and Tactical Analysis of Assassinations, Contract Killings, and Kidnappings is the most complete resource of information on the attack methodologies, tactics used, and groups responsible for targeted...

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

1st Edition

Bruce Baker
June 13, 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

1st Edition

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...

Strategies and Responses to Crime: Thinking Locally, Acting Globally

1st Edition

Melchor de Guzman, Aiedeo Mintie Das, Dilip K. Das
May 22, 2017

Every year, esteemed scholars and practitioners meet at the International Police Executive Symposium to discuss contemporary issues in policing and share ideas about effective strategies in their jurisdictions. Drawn from the proceedings at the Thirteenth Annual Meeting held in Turkey and updated...

Social Media Warfare: Equal Weapons for All

1st Edition

Michael Erbschloe
May 08, 2017

Social media applications can be weaponized with very little skill. Social media warfare has become a burden that nation states, government agencies, and corporations need to face. To address the social media warfare threat in a reasonable manner that reduces uncertainty requires dedication and...

Police Reserves and Volunteers: Enhancing Organizational Effectiveness and Public Trust

1st Edition

James F. Albrecht
April 21, 2017

Reductions in police department funding have raised the importance of volunteers in enhancing organizational performance, improving community trust and confidence, and at times accomplishing basic tasks to maintain public safety and security. During a period when police administrators are asked to...

Global Issues in Contemporary Policing

1st Edition

John A. Eterno, Arvind Verma, Aiedeo Mintie Das, Dilip K. Das
March 07, 2017

This book addresses six areas of policing: performance management, professional and academic partnerships, preventing and fighting crime and terrorism, immigrant and multicultural populations, policing the police, and cyber-security. The book contains the most current and ground-breaking research...

Walling Out the Insiders: Controlling Access to Improve Organizational Security

1st Edition

Michael Erbschloe
February 23, 2017

Insider threats are everywhere. To address them in a reasonable manner that does not disrupt the entire organization or create an atmosphere of paranoia requires dedication and attention over a long-term. Organizations can become a more secure, but to stay that way it is necessary to develop an...

Defensive Tactics for Today’s Law Enforcement

1st Edition

Stephen K. Hayes, Joe Niehaus
February 02, 2017

Few of the many defensive tactics books on the market include the training and methods of martial arts. Drawing on the centuries-old techniques of Ninjutsu, Defensive Tactics for Today’s Law Enforcement offers alternatives to the traditional police defensive tactics taught to most officers. This...

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