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Law Enforcement

  • How the Police Generate False Confessionsby James L. Trainum

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 35.99

    How Police Generate False Confessions explores the research on and controversy around false confessions and helps the reader understand what really happens in the interrogation room. more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Security Studiesby Myriam Dunn Cavelty; Thierry Balzacq

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This revised and updated second edition features over twenty new chapters and offers a wide-ranging collection of cutting-edge essays from leading scholars in the field of Security Studies. The field of Security Studies has undergone significant change during the past 20 years, and is now one of the most dynamic sub-disciplines within International... more...

  • Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?by Alicia Garza; Maya Schenwar; Joe Macaré; Alana Yu-lan Price

    Haymarket Books 2016; US$ 18.00

    Explores the reality of US police violence against Black, Brown and Indigenous communities. more...

  • Prison Breakby David Dagan; Steven Teles

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    Over the last few years, conservatives in Washington, D.C. and in bright-red states like Georgia and Texas, have abandoned their tough-on-crime rhetoric, and are now leading the charge to curb prison growth. In Prison Break , Steven Teles and David Dagan will explain how this striking turn of events occurred, how it will affect mass incarceration,... more...

  • Handcuffedby Malcolm K. Sparrow

    Brookings Institution Press 2016; US$ 18.99

    Whatever happened to community and problem-oriented policing?  How the current crisis in policing can be traced to failures of reform. The police shooting of an unarmed young black man in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014 sparked riots and the beginning of a national conversation on race and policing. Much of the ensuing... more...

  • Pistols and Petticoatsby Erika Janik

    Beacon Press 2016; US$ 25.95

    A lively exploration of the struggles faced by women in law enforcement and mystery fiction for the past 175 years In 1910, Alice Wells took the oath to join the all-male Los Angeles Police Department. She wore no uniform, carried no weapon, and kept her badge stuffed in her pocketbook. She wasn?t the first or only policewoman, but she became the... more...

  • Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement and Policingby Andrew Ph.D. Millie; Dilip K. Das

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 99.95

    Rising terrorism and advances in technology, along with new organizational strategies and investigative techniques, have stretched the traditional role of the police officer. Calls for strong, intelligence-driven, paramilitary policing juxtaposed with a demand for ?softer? community policing, leave officers under increased pressure to be tough and... more...

  • Threat Assessment and Management Strategiesby Frederick S. Calhoun; Steve W. J.D. Weston; Stephen W. J.D. Weston

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 93.95

    A crucial step in any successful threat management process is knowledge of the players involved. Some individuals truly intend violence (known as hunters) , while others merely want to threaten or draw attention to themselves ( howlers ). Threat Assessment and Management Strategies: Identifying the Howlers and Hunters helps those who interact with... more...

  • Policing and Social Mediaby Christopher J. Schneider; David L. Altheide

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    This book illustrates the process by which social media and related changes in communication formats have affected the public face of policing and police work using Canada as a case study. Schneider argues that police use of social media has altered institutional public police practices in a manner that is consistent with the logic of social media... more...

  • Criminal Justice Policy and Planningby Wayne N. Welsh; Philip W. Harris

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    Unlike other textbooks on the subject, Criminal Justice Policy and Planning: Planned Change, Fifth Edition, presents a comprehensive and structured account of the process of administering planned change in the criminal justice system. Welsh and Harris detail a simple yet sophisticated seven-stage model, which offers students and practitioners a... more...