Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement and Policing

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Andrew Millie, Ph.D., Dilip K. Das
CRC Press, Apr 19, 2016 - Law - 248 pages
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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 resolute, yet compassionate, accountable, and adaptable. A measured analysis of these concerns is crucial to enable police officers to move forward in this increasingly conflicted world
Drawn from the most important articles in Police Practice and Research, Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement and Policing focuses on the most common issues affecting today’s officers. Enhanced with an introduction and conclusion to present and weigh the arguments and consider the pragmatic aspects and challenges posed, the articles are written by academics and practicing police officers from four countries to provide a balanced, international point of view.
Assessing the driving forces behind contemporary policing, this book—

Addresses day-to-day policing and the stress found in both the daily grind and the division and stigmatization of certain branches of the force

Considers ethics, corruption, and the dangers of misplaced loyalties, highlighting Australian strategies to prevent misconduct

Provides a typology of terrorism based on scope and justification and discusses appropriate counterterrorism measures, as well as the impact on other policing priorities

Introduces a temporal component to the traditional spatial emphasis of crime mapping supported by a Madrid case study and its revealing failures

Discusses restorative policing as a fundamental shift in intervention objectives, from punishment or treatment to an emphasis on repairing harm

An objective look at today’s trends, this book presents the most pertinent and talked-about issues in modern policing and provides perspective and direction for the future.


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Combating Chronic Organizational Stressors in Policing
Analysis ofa Deviant Unit within a Police Organization
Police Ethics and Corruption
Chapter 3 Corruption and the Blue Code of Silence
Chapter 4 Survey of Innovations in Development and Maintenance of Ethical Standards by Australian Police Departments
Policing Terror
Counterterrorism in Canada
A Threat to Community Policing or Just a Shift in Priorities?
Hits and Misses in Criminal Profiling
Restorative Policing
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Community Justice Forums and Youth Criminal Justice Act
Chapter 10 Police Reform Restorative Justice and Restorative Policing
Chapter 11 Conclusions
International Police Executive Symposium IPES
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