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Publication Date: 2013-03-27
This third edition underscores that interest in the legal, social, and policy contexts of campus crime has not waned. Among the purposes of this new edition is the desire to share with readers the advancements that have occurred in understanding campus crime, especially the dynamics of college student victimization, and efforts to effectively address campus security issues. Presented in three sections, the first examines the legal context of crime by offering five chapters whose focus is on the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and its state-level progenies. The chapters acquaint the reader with the genesis and evolution of Clery, the current state of research concerning public awareness and impact, the results and impact of the National Campus Sexual Assault Policy Study, and national-level comparative analysis of state based Clery-style legislation. The six chapters of Section II address topics such as victimization rates of students versus nonstudents; lifestyle theories explaining student victimization; how alcohol use and abuse are correlates to student victimization; an overview of the literature on the sexual victimization of college women; and an analysis of the extent, nature, and impact of stalking and cyberstalking behaviors perpetrated against and by college students. The four chapters of the final section focus on the evolution, organization, and practices of campus law enforcement agencies, the challenges of enforcing alcohol laws, and the challenges presented by high-tech crimes involving the Internet, information systems, and technology. The book’s goal was to bring together authors who could provide the most current picture and a critical analysis of issues concerning the legal, social, and policy contexts of campus crime and security. The text represents the most up-to-date resource for campus adminstrators, law enforcent and security personnel, criminologists, counseling professionals, political scientists, sociologists, lawyers, and policy advocates.
Publication Date: 2013-05-05
Lai extends the current knowledge of public attitudes toward the police (ATP) by examining two distinct dimensions: general and specific attitudes. The significant findings indicated that African Americans consistently reported unfavorable ATP across two dimensions, but the Hispanics did not have any significant influence. While ratings of police work were highly related to public ATP, victimization and violent crime incidents decreased the levels of public rating among all respondents. Meanwhile, coproduction increased the levels of public ATP. Finally, both citizen-initiated and police-initiated interactions had significant influence on public ATP but varied among racial/ethnical groups. Policy implications and limitations were addressed.
Publication Date: 2002-04-01
Despite the significance of armed robbery in the criminal justice system, the media and in the public mind there has been little systematic research or writing on the subject beyond the popular accounts. In both the USA and the UK there remains a large gap in the literature on the subject, which this book aims to fill. It provides a comprehensive account of armed robbery, based on extensive research with 350 armed robbers in prison, and on work with two police armed response units Despite the significance of armed robbery in the criminal justice system, the media and in the public mind there has been little systematic research or writing on the subject beyond the popular accounts – from the Metropolitan and South Yorkshire Police. This is the book on the subject.
Community Policing in Indigenous Communities
Publication Date: 2013-03-04
Indigenous communities are typically those that challenge the laws of the nation states of which they have become often very reluctantly a part. Around the world, community policing has emerged in many of these regions as a product of their physical environments and cultures. Through a series of case studies, Community Policing in Indigenous Communities explores how these often deeply divided societies operate under the community policing paradigm. Drawing on the local expertise of policing practitioners and researchers across the globe, the book explores several themes with regard to each region: How community policing originated or evolved in the community and how it has changed over time The type of policing style used whether informal or formal and uniformed or non-uniformed, whether partnerships are developed with local community organizations or businesses, and the extent of covert operations, if any The role played by community policing in the region, including the relative emphasis of calls for service, the extent to which advice and help is offered to citizens, whether local records are kept of citizen movement and locations, and investigation and arrest procedures The community s special cultural or indigenous attributes that set it apart from other models of community policing Organizational attributes, including status in the "hierarchy of control" within the regional or national organization of policing The positive and negative features of community policing as it is practiced in the community Its effectiveness in reducing and or preventing crime and disorder The book demonstrates that community policing cannot be imposed from above without grassroots input from local citizens. It is a strategy not simply for policing with consent but for policing in contexts where there is often little, if any, consent. It is an aspirational practice aimed to help police and communities within contested contexts to recognize that positive gains can be made, enabling communities to live in relative safety.
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