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Advances in Police Theory and Practice

About the Series

Presenting volumes that focus on the nexus between research and practice, the Advances in Police Theory and Practice series is geared toward those practitioners and academics seeking to implement the latest innovations in policing from across the world. This series draws from an international community of experts who examine who the police are, what they do, and how they maintain order, administer laws, and serve their communities.

The series editor encourages the contribution of works coauthored by police practitioners and researchers. Proposals for contributions to the series may be submitted to the series editor Dilip Das at [email protected]

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Policing in Israel Studying Crime Control, Community, and Counterterrorism

Policing in Israel: Studying Crime Control, Community, and Counterterrorism

1st Edition

Edited By Tal Jonathan-Zamir, David Weisburd, Badi Hasisi
December 10, 2019

"It is hoped that, through this series, it will be possible to accelerate the process of building knowledge about policing and help bridge the gap between the two worlds—the world of police research and police practice. This is an invitation to police scholars and practitioners across the world to ...

Security Governance, Policing, and Local Capacity

Security Governance, Policing, and Local Capacity

1st Edition

By Jan Froestad, Clifford Shearing
December 10, 2019

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,...

The International Trafficking of Human Organs A Multidisciplinary Perspective

The International Trafficking of Human Organs: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

1st Edition

Edited By Leonard Territo, Rande Matteson
December 10, 2019

International illicit trade in human organs is on the increase, fueled by growing demand and unscrupulous traffickers. In order to truly understand the problem of organ trafficking, an analysis should take into account the various perspectives that come into play in this multifaceted issue. With ...

Police and Society in Brazil

Police and Society in Brazil

1st Edition

Edited By Vicente Riccio, Wesley G. Skogan
December 05, 2019

In Brazil, where crime is closely associated with social inequality and failure of the criminal justice system, the police are considered by most to be corrupt, inefficient, and violent, especially when occupying poor areas, and they lack the widespread legitimacy enjoyed by police forces in many ...

Security in Post-Conflict Africa The Role of Nonstate Policing

Security in Post-Conflict Africa: The Role of Nonstate Policing

1st Edition

By Bruce Baker
June 13, 2017

Policing is undergoing rapid change in Africa as a result of democratization, the commercialization of security, conflicts that disrupt policing services, and peace negotiations among former adversaries. These factors combined with the inability of Africa’s state police to provide adequate ...

Police Reform in China

Police Reform in China

1st Edition

By Kam C. Wong
May 24, 2017

With nearly 20 percent of the world’s population located in China, what happens there is significant to all nations. Sweeping changes have altered the cultural landscape of China, and as opportunities for wealth have grown in recent years, so have opportunities for crime. Police Reform in China ...

Cold Cases An Evaluation Model with Follow-up Strategies for Investigators

Cold Cases: An Evaluation Model with Follow-up Strategies for Investigators

1st Edition

By James M. Adcock, Sarah L. Stein
May 22, 2017

Nearly 185,000 homicides since 1980 remain unsolved, yet with limited staff and resources, it is no surprise that law enforcement units place the bulk of their efforts on current cases where victims’ family members and the media demand answers. Cold Cases: An Evaluation Model with Follow-up ...

The Crime Numbers Game Management by Manipulation

The Crime Numbers Game: Management by Manipulation

1st Edition

By John A. Eterno, Eli B. Silverman
January 31, 2012

In the mid-1990s, the NYPD created a performance management strategy known as Compstat. It consisted of computerized data, crime analysis, and advanced crime mapping coupled with middle management accountability and crime strategy meetings with high-ranking decision makers. While initially credited...

Mission-Based Policing

Mission-Based Policing

1st Edition

By John P. Crank, Dawn M. Irlbeck, Rebecca K. Murray, Mark Sundermeier
August 01, 2011

The research revolution in police work has uncovered a multitude of data, but this contemporary knowledge has done very little to change the way things are done in most police departments across the U.S., where the prevalent form of policing is based on the traditional model of district assignments...

The New Khaki The Evolving Nature of Policing in India

The New Khaki: The Evolving Nature of Policing in India

1st Edition

By Arvind Verma
December 14, 2010

In a democratic society, police are expected to be accountable to the people they serve, upholding the rights of citizens and following due process. In India, however, political pressure in the competitive electoral arena forces the police to adopt questionable means and dubious strategies. As a ...

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