The New World Of Police Accountability

Author: Samuel E. Walker
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483324647
Size: 13.40 MB
Format: PDF
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The subject of police accountability includes some of the most important developments in American policing: the control of officer-involved shootings and use of force; citizen complaints and the best procedures for handling them; federal 'pattern or practice' litigation against police departments; allegations of race discrimination; early intervention systems to monitor officer behavior; and police self-monitoring efforts. The Second Edition of The New World of Police Accountability covers these subjects and more with a sharp and critical perspective. It provides readers with a comprehensive description of the most recent developments and an analysis of what works, what reforms are promising, and what has proven unsuccessful. The book offers detailed coverage of critical incident reporting; pattern analysis of critical incidents; early intervention systems; internal and external review of citizen complaints; and federal consent decrees.

Shoot To Kill

Author: Maurice Punch
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781847424723
Size: 11.92 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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'Shoot To Kill' provides a fresh, accessible and much-needed overview of a controversial topic, especially after the shooting of Jean-Charles De Menezes in 2005.

Police And Crime Commissioners

Author: Bryn Caless
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781447320692
Size: 15.57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected representatives whose role is to ensure that police forces in England and Wales are running effectively. Intended to bring a public voice to policing and hold the police to account, the holders of this controversial role also control budgets and strategic planning. Bryn Caless and Jane Owens obtained unprecedented access to the PCCs and their chief police officer teams and undertook confidential interviews with both sides. The results reveal the innermost workings of the PCCs’ relationships with the police, media, partners and public. The authors analyse the election process (in which PCCs polled the lowest local mandate ever) and consider the future of this politically-contested role. Examining the PCCs’ impact on policing, this fascinating book makes essential reading for Police Crime Commissioners, chief officers, police officers, police trainers and academics, students and researchers in criminology and policing.

Police Accountability

Author: Richard C. Larson
ISBN: UOM:39015025340616
Size: 20.64 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This volume discusses the measurement of police equity, efficiency, and effectiveness; the analysis of alternative methods of operation; and the determination of the feasibility of implementing those alternatives. The readings in the first half of the anthology focus on performance measures from various points of view: the police planner, the comprehensive evaluator, the city administrator, and the concerned citizen. A brief history of policing in the u.s. is presented, with emphasis on the role played by three popular police performance measures: response time, frequency of preventive patrols, and patrol workloads. The discussion moves to more broadly defined issues, such as police use of force, citizen satisfaction, subjective measures of performance, and internal ratings by supervisors, which would be of concern in conducting a comprehensive evaluation of a police department. A separate chapter provides a complete picture of police employment and costs in the U.S. from the 1950's through the early 1970's, including trends in salaries, fringe benefits, and total expenditures, and per capita trends. One public safety performance measure, that of probability of victimization, is discussed in depth. The chapter presents a method for projecting the lifetime homicide victimization probability of an individual born in one of the 50 largest cities in the u.s. the second half of the volume focuses on a key factor that has affected police accountability since the early 1960's; the tremendous growth of police unions. After a brief history of police unions, case studies are considered in which the union has played a major role in the effort of management to improve services or maintain cost increases at some reasonable level. The final two chapters examine the roles that unions can play when management attempts to introduce civilians (generally less expensive than sworn police) into a police department. Tabular data and details of the statistical analysis are included.