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Advances in Police Theory and Practice

Series Editor: Dilip K. Das

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  1. Crime Linkage

    Theory, Research, and Practice

    Edited by Jessica Woodhams, Craig Bennell

    Series: Advances in Police Theory and Practice

    The increasing portrayal of forensic investigative techniques in the popular media—CSI, for example, has resulted in criminals becoming "forensically aware" and more careful about leaving behind physical evidence at a crime scene. This presents law enforcement with a significant problem: how can...

    Published October 16th 2014 by CRC Press

  2. Police Investigative Interviews and Interpreting

    Context, Challenges, and Strategies

    By Sedat Mulayim, Miranda Lai, Caroline Norma

    Series: Advances in Police Theory and Practice

    Police interviews with suspects and witnesses provide some of the most significant evidence in criminal investigations. Frequently challenging, they require special training and skills. This interaction process is further complicated when the suspect or witness does not speak the same language as...

    Published September 2nd 2014 by CRC Press

  3. Policing White-Collar Crime

    Characteristics of White-Collar Criminals

    By Petter Gottschalk

    Series: Advances in Police Theory and Practice

    Combating white-collar crime is a challenge as these criminals are found among the most powerful members of society, including politicians, business executives, and government officials. While there are many approaches to understanding this topic, Policing White-Collar Crime: Characteristics of...

    Published December 10th 2013 by CRC Press

  4. Honor-Based Violence

    Policing and Prevention

    By Karl Anton Roberts, Gerry Campbell, Glen Lloyd

    Series: Advances in Police Theory and Practice

    Honor-based violence (HBV) is a crime committed to protect or defend the honor of a family and/or a community. It is usually triggered by the victim’s behavior, which the family and/or community regards as causing offense or dishonor. HBV has existed for thousands of years but has only very...

    Published November 24th 2013 by CRC Press

  5. Policing and the Mentally Ill

    International Perspectives

    Edited by Duncan Chappell

    Series: Advances in Police Theory and Practice

    In countries with democratic traditions, police interactions with the mentally ill are usually guided by legislative mandates giving police discretion and possibly resulting in referrals for assistance and treatment. But all too frequently, the outcome of these interactions is far less therapeutic...

    Published May 13th 2013 by CRC Press

  6. Security Governance, Policing, and Local Capacity

    By Jan Froestad, Clifford Shearing

    Series: Advances in Police Theory and Practice

    The security governance of South Africa has faced immense challenges amid post-apartheid constitutional and political transformations. In many cases, policing and governmental organizations have failed to provide security and other services to the poorest inhabitants. Security Governance, Policing,...

    Published December 12th 2012 by CRC Press

  7. Police Performance Appraisals

    A Comparative Perspective

    By Serdar Kenan Gul, Paul O'Connell

    Series: Advances in Police Theory and Practice

    Police performance appraisal is one of the most important components of law enforcement management—affecting the quality of the services a department delivers as well as the satisfaction of its employees. Therefore, it is crucial that the performance appraisal process is conducted in an effective...

    Published September 23rd 2012 by CRC Press

  8. Los Angeles Police Department Meltdown

    The Fall of the Professional-Reform Model of Policing

    By James Lasley

    Series: Advances in Police Theory and Practice

    Once considered among the most respected police departments in the world, the LAPD suffered a devastating fall from grace following the 1991 police officer beating of Rodney King and the Los Angeles riots stemming from the officers’ acquittal in 1992. Unique to the literature of policing,...

    Published August 7th 2012 by CRC Press

  9. Police Reform in The New Democratic South Africa

    By Moses Montesh, Vinesh Basdeo

    Series: Advances in Police Theory and Practice

    This reference offers a unique study on the transformation of the South African police system since the country’s democratization in the 1990s. The authors review the process of transforming an illegitimate police organization into a legitimate one, and reflect on some of the possibilities for and...

    Published June 14th 2012 by CRC Press

  10. Police Leadership in the 21st Century

    Responding to the Challenges

    By Jenny Fleming, Eugene Mclaughlin

    Series: Advances in Police Theory and Practice

    Broadening the understanding of police challenges and dilemmas, this text identifies and discusses eight key issues that confront policing today. The book explores the role of the police chief against the background of global neoliberalization, new management methodologies, crime management,...

    Published June 14th 2012 by CRC Press