Multicultural Law Enforcement

Author: Robert M. Shusta
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780135050880
Size: 30.36 MB
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This book provides key insights and information to criminal justice professionals on law enforcement contacts across cultures and races. Peacekeeping in a multicultural society in the 21st century requires new strategies, skills, tools, and cultural knowledge on the part of those engaged in all aspects of the criminal justice system and homeland security. Compared to more than a decade ago, contemporary law enforcement has improved resources to meet these challenges resulting from the diversity within communities and the multicultural law enforcement aspects of peacekeeping. The book addresses the key multicultural needs of law enforcement. The practical contents of the book contain critical information and insight that will improve police performance and professionalism. It is designed to assist all levels of criminal justice professionals in understanding the pervasive influences of culture, race, and ethnicity in the workplace and in multicultural communities. It continues to focus on the cross-cultural contact that police officers and civilian employees have with coworkers, victims, suspects, and citizens from diverse backgrounds. This fourth edition includes new or updated information on: community policing--new success stories and illustrations; immigration and unauthorized migrants in the U.S.; racial profiling status and new legislation; recruitment and retention of women and minorities; issues pertinent to sexual orientation and law enforcement; Native American tribal police and issues of identity; multicultural issues related to terrorism, homeland security, and disaster preparedness; the "Patriot Act" and related issues for law enforcement.

Multicultural Law Enforcement

Author: Robert M. Shusta M.P.A.
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 013348338X
Size: 18.93 MB
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Multicultural Law Enforcement: Strategies for Peacekeeping in a Diverse Society, 6e is designed for use in criminal justice and social/behavioral science courses, as well as law enforcement in-service training classes and police academies. The textbook is also directly applicable in colleges, university and vocational programs offering emergency services for: police, fire and rescue, emergency medical, emergency management, 911, military as well as civil emergency services. This comprehensive, student-friendly text, like no other on the market, is designed for students who will become part of a diverse workforce and who, in their future careers, will encounter citizens from many backgrounds. Multicultural Law Enforcement: Strategies for Peacekeeping in a Diverse Society, 6e, addresses topics of key concern to criminal justice and emergency service professionals, including cultural awareness, prejudice, bias, racial profiling, hate and bias crimes, and cross-cultural communication. It covers issues of workforce diversity such as the recruitment and retention of minorities. The content deepens readers' understanding of many demographic groups in our nation’s multicultural population, broadly focusing on ethnicity, race, culture and sexual orientation as well as on other societal sub-groups, including immigrants, refugees, homeless, mentally ill and gangs. The book also addresses multicultural issues that relate to terrorism, homeland security and disaster preparedness. The information and insights contained in the text will no doubt contribute to the increasing need for professionalism required of law enforcement in responding to multicultural diversity issues. Using examples from case studies and established guidelines within law enforcement, the text focuses squarely on the contact police officers and civilian employees have with the community, emphasizing the importance of cultural awareness, understanding, and respect. In adopting this textbook, instructors will have access to a complete learning package designed to stimulate students' higher levels thinking and awareness. Teaching and Learning Experience This book serves as a focused roadmap for law enforcement with its comprehensive look at the impact of cross-cultural and diversity challenges within the criminal justice field. It provides: Extensive, in-depth coverage: the scope sets this text apart from its competitor Culture-specific chapters: exposes readers to an understanding of cultural, racial and ethnic groups without relying on stereotypical descriptions Complete learning package: makes course preparation and learning easier

Policing Muslim Communities

Author: Farrukh B. Hakeem
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461435528
Size: 78.59 MB
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In the past two decades, Muslim countries across the globe have been faced with a crisis in governance. Starting with a summary of Islamic Law (Sharia) and its implications for law enforcement, this book will highlight the unique needs and challenges of law enforcement, and particularly policing, in these communities. It will provide a scholarly exposition of Sharia law and how it is compatible (or not) with policing in a modern context. The role and contribution of Sharia Law towards conceptualizing law enforcement in a modern context is certainly worth looking forward to, especially understanding its co-existence with civil law in countries with minority Muslim communities. Featuring case studies from throughout the Muslim world, this volume will highlight key qualities of Sharia law and Muslim culture that play a role in law enforcement, including: case processing, community policing, police administration, human rights, and the influence of globalization. Taking a comprehensive approach, this work provides a historical context for colonization events in Muslim countries and their influence on current law enforcement systems, as well as providing key insights into the particular norms that make up the bases for Muslim societies, and their unique needs. Looking into the future, it provides guidelines for how community policing can play a proactive role in law enforcement and crime prevention.

Power And Restraint

Author: Howard Cohen
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0275938573
Size: 50.23 MB
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Cohen and Feldberg use a moral perspective grounded in the social contract to define the responsibilities assumed by the police when they accept the authority to govern. Part I develops a system of ethical standards by which to measure responsible police behavior: fair access, public trust, safety and security, teamwork, and objectivity. In Part II, the book applies these standards to several familiar yet challenging cases encountered daily in municipal patrol work, illustrating how police officers can develop appropriate moral responses to complex and difficult circumstances.

Criminal Law Procedure And Evidence

Author: Walter P. Signorelli
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439854505
Size: 75.52 MB
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Constitutional principles are the foundation upon which substantive criminal law, criminal procedure law, and evidence laws rely. The concepts of due process, legality, specificity, notice, equality, and fairness are intrinsic to these three disciplines, and a firm understanding of their implications is necessary for a thorough comprehension of the topic. Criminal Law, Procedure, and Evidence examines the tensions produced by balancing the ideals of individual liberty embodied in the Constitution against society’s need to enforce criminal laws as a means of achieving social control, order, and safety. Relying on his first-hand experience as a law enforcement official and criminal defense attorney, the author presents issues that highlight the difficulties in applying constitutional principles to specific criminal justice situations. Each chapter of the text contains a realistic problem in the form of a fact pattern that focuses on one or more of the classic criminal justice issues to which readers can relate. These problems are presented from both the point of view of citizens caught up in a police investigation and from the perspective of police officers attempting to enforce the law within the framework of constitutional protections. Concepts discussed include Probable cause Search and seizure, stop and frisk, and the exclusionary rule Confessions and Miranda warnings The right to counsel Lineups Standards of proof Proportionate sentencing The right to confront accusers Providing a complete view of American legal principles, the book addresses distinct issues as well as the overlays and connections between the issues. It presents as a cohesive whole the interrelationships between constitutional principles, statutory criminal laws, procedural law, and common law evidentiary doctrines.

Enhancing Police Integrity

Author: Carl B. Klockars
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387369562
Size: 55.72 MB
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How can we enhance police integrity? After surveying more than 3,000 police officers on how they would respond, the authors went on to study three police agencies which scored highly. The authors conclude that effective administration focuses on organizational rulemaking; detecting, investigating and disciplining rule violations; circumscribing the "code of silence" that prohibits police from reporting the misconduct of their colleagues; and understanding the influence of public expectations and agency history.

Juvenile Justice A Social Historical And Legal Perspective

Author: Preston Elrod
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449667600
Size: 12.17 MB
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A Fully Revised and Updated Edition of the Essential Juvenile Justice Textbook The juvenile justice system is a multifaceted entity that continually changes under the influence of decisions, policies, and laws. Juvenile Justice: A Social, Historical, and Legal Perspective, Fourth Edition is the most comprehensive reference on the juvenile justice system available. Reader-friendly but thorough, the text contains the most up-to-date research on juvenile justice operations and their effectiveness and is authored by two experts in the field. It presents contemporary topics in juvenile justice and situates them within a historical and theoretical context, covering juvenile justice history, the development of the juvenile court in the U.S., and contemporary juvenile justice practice, as well as chapters on status and violent offenders, and working in juvenile justice. Myth v. Reality boxes, FYI boxes, and Comparative Focus boxes provide students with important information, challenge preconceived ideas students may have about juvenile justice practice, critically examine juvenile justice practice, and maintain student interest. The fully revised and updated fourth edition includes the latest statistics and research data, new photos and figures, coverage of contemporary court cases, and new pedagogical features. Ideally suited for undergraduate students in juvenile justice courses, as well as graduate students and professionals seeking a comprehensive juvenile justice reference, Juvenile Justice: A Social, Historical, and Legal Perspective, Fourth Edition is the leading juvenile justice textbook on the market today.

Introduction To Gangs In America

Author: Ronald M. Holmes
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439869456
Size: 34.10 MB
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Gangs have long been a social and criminal threat to society. Introduction to Gangs in America explains how gangs are addressed as a criminal justice and public policy problem, providing a student-friendly, easily accessible, concise overview of the role, place, structure, and activities of gangs in American society. The book describes what gangs are, what differentiates them from each other, how they share similarities, and how they fit into contemporary American culture. The authors explore the history and structure of gangs, reveal their clandestine activities, and analyze their social impact. The book also includes information on gender issues in gangs, and provides insight into how gangs impact American educational institutions Offering an insider’s account, the book provides in-depth profiles of specific gangs, including: Europe’s five major biker gangs The Outlaws The Hell’s Angels The Bandidos The Pagans Bloods Aryan Brotherhood Black Guerrilla Family Mexican Mafia Texas Syndicate Neta Discussion questions appear at the end of each chapter, stimulating debate and classroom discussion. It may never be possible to eradicate gangs from our culture. But by understanding their structure, their strengths and vulnerabilities, and how they operate, law enforcement can better protect the public from their nefarious activities. This text gives future law enforcement professionals rare insider insight into a subject typically shrouded in secrecy.

Criminal Evidence

Author: Marjie T. Britz
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 013358089X
Size: 59.48 MB
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. A comprehensive, cohesive look at criminal evidence Criminal Evidence provides a comprehensive legal framework of the rules of evidence, highlights key law enforcement issues in the field, and uses current, newsworthy headline cases to illustrate major points and generate student interest. While comprehensive—coverage spans the historical evolution of American jurisprudence from inception to contemporary courts—potentially complicated concepts are presented in a clear, reader-friendly manner. The text is organized to reinforce foundational concepts discussed in introductory courses prior to the presentation of sophisticated legal constructs The Second Edition is completely updated and significantly expanded with nearly 40% more content than the previous edition, five new pedagogical tools per chapter, and the complete text of the Federal Rules of Evidence, Magna Carta, and the Bill of Rights.

Criminal Justice In Action

Author: Larry K. Gaines
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305142810
Size: 37.74 MB
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The Eighth Edition of CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION places you in the center of the action and helps you learn about criminal justice. You'll explore vivid real-life applications that clarify key concepts and read about the many exciting new career opportunities that the field now offers. Chapter material will make sense, thanks to straight-from-the-headlines vignettes that begin every chapter. Knowing what's important is a snap with each chapter's numbered objectives, which are reinforced throughout the chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.