Police-Community Relations and the Administration of Justice (5th Edition) 5th Edition
by Ronald D. Hunter
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Substantive -- yet accessible -- this overview of police community relations focuses on the importance of, and strategies for, positive police community interaction in dealing with the many turbulent issues which affect crime control in America. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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"Police-Community Relations and the Administration of Justice, 8/e, "continues the theme of citizen participation and emphasizes why it is critical to the effectiveness of the criminal justice system. It focuses on the importance of and strategies for positive police-community interactions and addresses the internal and external communities the police serve. The text's interdisciplinary approach draws data and discussions from a wide range of disciplines and gives students a well-rounded perspective to help them better understand and practice positive police-community relations. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Policing society, especially a free society, is too important an aspect of public policy to be left solely to the police. For that matter, the operation of the justice system is too important to be left solely to the practitioners. Citizen participation is crucial to the effectiveness of the criminal justice system. Every edition of this book has been organized around the same theme: Each criminal justice system (the police, the courts, and corrections) must develop and maintain meaningful, two-way communications among the agency, its service area, and populations served.
As the gatekeepers of the criminal justice system and the most visible representatives of our form of government, the police have a unique responsibility to engage in partnerships with their communities. These partnerships once developed can create a sense of safety, problem solving, and good quality of life for all served. This book addresses all the communities the police serve and discusses past, current, and future practices that can create and sustain meaningful and successful police-community relations.
Hardcover: 402 pages
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon; 5 edition (August 9, 1999)
Product Dimensions: 1 x 7.2 x 9.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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