Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement

Larry E. Sullivan ,

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Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement

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Although there is a plethora of studies on crime and punishment, law enforcement is a relatively new field of serious research. When courts, sentencing, prisons, jails, and other areas of the criminal justice system are studied, often the first point of entry into the system is through police and law enforcement agencies. Unfortunately, understanding of the important issues in law enforcement has little general literature to draw on. Currently available reference works on policing are narrowly focused and sorely out-of-date. To this end, a distinguished roster of authors, representing many years of knowledge and practice in the field, draw on the latest research and methods to delineate, describe, and analyze all areas of law enforcement.

This three-volume Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement provides a comprehensive, critical, and descriptive examination of all facets of law enforcement on the state and local, federal and national, and international stages. This work is a unique reference source that provides readers with informed discussions on the practice and theory of policing in an historical and contemporary framework. The volumes treat subjects that are particular to the area of state and local, federal and national, and international policing. Many of the themes and issues of policing cut across disciplinary borders, however, and several entries provide comparative information that places the subject in context.

Key Features
• Three volumes cover state and local, federal, and international law enforcement
• More than 250 contributors composed over 400 essays on all facets of law enforcement
• An editorial board made up of the leading scholars, researchers, and practitioners in the field of law enforcement
• Descriptions of United States Federal Agency law enforcement components
• Comprehensive and inclusive coverage, exploring concepts and social and legal patterns within the larger topical concern
• Global, multidisciplinary analysis

Key Themes
• Agencies, Associations, and Organizations
• Civilian/Private Involvement
• Communications
• Crime Statistics
• Culture/Media
• Drug Enforcement
• Federal Agencies/Organizations
• International
• Investigation, Techniques
• Types of Investigation
• Investigative Commissions
• Law and Justice
• Legislation/Legal Issues
• Military
• Minority Issues
• Personnel Issues
• Police Conduct
• Police Procedure
• Policing Strategies
• Safety and Security
• Specialized Law Enforcement Agencies
• Tactics
• Terrorism
• Victims/Witnesses

Marie Simonetti Rosen
Dorothy Moses Schulz
M. R. Haberfeld
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Editorial Board
Geoffrey Alpert, University of South Carolina
Thomas Feltes, University of Applied Police Sciences, Spaichingen, Germany
Lorie A. Fridell, Police Executive Research Forum, Washington, DC
James J. Fyfe, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
David T. Johnson, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Peter K. Manning, Northeastern University
Stephen D. Mastrofski, George Mason University
Rob Mawby, University of Plymouth, U.K.
Mark Moore, Harvard University
Maurice Punch, London School of Economics, U.K.
Wesley G. Skogan, Northwestern University
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