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Law Enforcement

  • The Use and Abuse of Police Power in America: Historical Milestones and Current Controversiesby Gina Robertiello; Gina Robertiello

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 89.00

    Does America face an epidemic of police officers abusing their powers and disregarding constitutional rights, especially in communities of color? Or are such accusations unfair, especially given the enormous challenges of enforcing the law in 21st-century America? This book provides a unique frame of reference for understanding how some of the issues... more...

  • Black and Blueby Jeff Pegues

    Prometheus Books 2017; US$ 11.99

    The recent killings in Dallas, Baton Rouge, Ferguson, and elsewhere are just the latest examples of the longstanding rift between law enforcement and people of color. In this revealing journey to the heart of a growing crisis, CBS News Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent Jeff Pegues provides unbiased facts, statistics, and perspectives from... more...

  • Law & Disorderby Bruce Chadwick

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 20.29

    Nineteenth-century New York City was one of the most magnificent cities in the world, but also one of the most deadly. Without any real law enforcement for almost 200 years, the city was a lawless place where the crime rate was triple what it is today and the murder rate was five or six times as high. The staggering amount of crime threatened to topple... more...

  • Incendiaryby Michael Cannell

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 18.89

    Long before the specter of terrorism haunted the public imagination, a serial bomber stalked the streets of 1950s New York. The race to catch him would give birth to a new science called criminal profiling. Grand Central, Penn Station, Radio City Music Hall?for almost two decades, no place was safe from the man who signed his anonymous letters... more...

  • Locking Up Our Ownby James Jr. Forman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 18.90

    In recent years, America?s criminal justice system has become the subject of an increasingly urgent debate. Critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color. As James Forman, Jr., points out, however, the war on crime that began in the 1970s was supported by many African American leaders... more...

  • Law Enforcement and the INSby George Weissinger

    Hamilton Books 2017; US$ 30.99

    This book is a participation observation study of control agents, and the agency where they work. The theoretical framework for this study focuses on norms as rules in use, and contributes to the sociological concept of deviance. more...

  • Outcomes of the National Police Research Platformby Dennis Rosenbaum; Wesley Jennings; Lorie Fridell

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2017; US$ 199.00

    This e-book of the Journal offers a new perspective on police research and police practice through the lens of the National Police Research Platform (hereafter "the Platform"). The research reported here is part of the first generation of studies to emerge from the Platform - a program of research that has been in the developmental stage... more...

  • De-Radicalisation in the UK Prevent Strategyby M. S. Elshimi

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book examines de-radicalisation policy in the UK and addresses the contradictions evident in the conceptualisation and practice of de-radicalisation. It explores three main themes that touch upon some of the most pressing issues of our day: security, identity and religion. Situated within the Prevent strand of the UK Counter-Terrorism policy... more...

  • Anarchismby Paul Eltzbacher

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    Anarchism is generally defined as the political philosophy which holds the state to be undesirable, unnecessary, and harmful, or alternatively as opposing authority in the conduct of human relations. Proponents of anarchism (known as "anarchists") advocate stateless societies based on non-hierarchical voluntary associations. more...

  • When Riot Cops Are Not Enoughby Mike King

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    In When Riot Cops Are Not Enough , sociologist Mike King examines the policing, and broader political repression, of the Occupy Oakland movement. King?s active and daily participation in that movement provides a unique insider perspective to illustrate how the Oakland police and city administrators lost the ability to effectively control the movement.... more...