Policing and the Law

Front Cover
Jeffery T. Walker
Prentice Hall, 2002 - Law - 219 pages
0 Reviews

This book provides practical, in-depth and extensive coverage of legal issues affecting the police, discussing both operational and administrative issues in policing as they are enhanced or constrained by the system of laws in America. It contains a collection of ten essays in three topical areas: legal aspects of police-citizen encounters, limitations on police work, and the law and police administration. Contributors to the book include both practitioners and academicians, as well as those who work or have worked in both fields. Chapter topics include: legal issues of police operations, an overview and examination of Supreme Court decisions, administrative aspects of legal issues, changes in the legal environment, affirmative action and police selection, age limitations and discrimination of police officers, and a summary of the themes presented throughout the book that reinforces the importance of the relationship between the police and the law. For police officers, supervisors, and police executives—and for use in police training, and as a study guide for promotions in police agencies.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


The Relationship
The Impact of the War
The Supreme Court Puts Up Roadblocks to Drug Enforcement

7 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2002)

Jeffery T. Walker is a Professor of Criminal Justice in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he has taught since 1990. Walker also serves as the Research Director for the Arkansas Statistical Analysis Center, which directs research and data gathering in criminal justice in Arkansas. He has served as President of both the Arkansas Criminal Justice Association and the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice. He currently serves as the Secretary of ACJS. Editorial experience includes service as Editor of the Journal of Criminal Justice Education, Editor of Critical Criminology, and as Editor of ACJS Today. His two primary areas of research are criminology and law enforcement. In addition, he has researched and written on computers in criminal justice, distance education, legal issues concerning the police, and gang behavior. Previous publications include articles in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, Journal of Gang Research and the books Leading Cases in Law Enforcement and Statistics in Criminal Justice: Analysis and Interpretation.

Bibliographic information