Police-community Relations and the Administration of Justice

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Prentice Hall, 2000 - Criminal justice, Administration of - 402 pages
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Substantive--yet accessible--this overview of police-community relations focuses on the importance of, and strategies for, positive interaction in dealing with the many turbulent issues which affect crime control in America today. The book addresses a challenge that all criminal justice practitioners--police, courts, and corrections--must confront...the development and maintenance of meaningful relationships with one another and with the citizens they serve. Topics include police-community relations--an overview; public relations and community relations--a contrast; community policing; the public and the police--a consortium of communities; relations within the police organization; police role concept in a changing society; coping with the human experience of being a cop; the communication process; police discretion and community relations; the media link; special populations and the police; community relations in the context of culture; the dilemmas of dissent and political response; conflict management; and community control--a continuum of participation. For police, court, corrections, and other criminal justice professionals.

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THOMAS BARKER is Professor of Criminal Justice and Police Studies at Eastern Kentucky University.

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