1st Edition

Strategies and Responses to Crime
Thinking Locally, Acting Globally

ISBN 9781138112476
Published May 22, 2017 by Routledge
365 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

USD $84.95

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Book Description

Every year, esteemed scholars and practitioners meet at the International Police Executive Symposium to discuss contemporary issues in policing and share ideas about effective strategies in their jurisdictions. Drawn from the proceedings at the Thirteenth Annual Meeting held in Turkey and updated with new developments since the conference, Strategic Responses to Crime: Thinking Locally, Acting Globally describes how local police agencies are addressing issues of crime that have global implications.

With contributions from a diverse panel of experts, the book combines scholarly perspectives with those of practitioners and explores issues in various cultural settings worldwide. Topics discussed include:

  • Community policing and police innovations such as safety and security councils
  • Performance management systems in police organizations
  • Efforts to combat drug cultivation and trafficking
  • International terrorism and individuals’ motivations for joining terrorist organizations
  • Approaches for handling and policing the mentally ill in accordance with human rights concerns
  • Cybercrime and child sexual abuse
  • Crime scene assessment, information gathering, and case development and management
  • Jurisprudence, law, and empirical research related to racial profiling in the United States
  • Computer technology and crime analysis tools and models
  • Emerging police administration strategies

Combining empirical evidence from scholarly studies with in-the-trenches experience from practitioners, this volume assembles critical insight into a range of issues relevant to policing in the 21st century.

Table of Contents

Global Innovations in Policing
Analyzing the Implementation and Evolution of Community Policing in the United States and Scandinavia; James F. Albrecht
Think Globally, Solve Locally: Security Threats—From Public Opinion to a Proper Response; Gorazd Meško and Dr. Darko Maver
2010! But Is Anyone Counting? Terry G. Coleman
Responding to Transnational Cries and Emerging Law Enforcement Issues
The War on Drugs in Chicago: Thinking Locally, Acting Globally; Gad J. Bensinger, Thomas J. Lemmer and Arthur J. Lurigio
Recruitment Activities of Terrorist Groups: An Analysis of PKK/KONGRA-GEL Terrorist Organization; Mutlu Koseli
Policing and the Mentally Ill: Local Policing and International Standards; Duncan Chappell
Policing Mental Illness: The Need for Specialized Police Training Program in Dealing With Mentally Ill Persons; Avdi S. Avdija
Protecting Vulnerable Young People in Cyberspace From Sexual Abuse: Raising Awareness and Responding Globally; Julia C. Davidson and Elena Martellozzo
Knowledge Management: Capturing, Sharing, and Sustaining
Patrol Police Officers’ Professional Knowledge: An Empirical Study of Knowledge Types in Law Enforcement; Stefan Holgersson and Petter Gottschalk
Relevant Laws and Empirical Research on Profiling in Law Enforcement in the United States; Katrina W. Berger and Dee Wood Harper, Jr.
Municipal Police Departments’ Attention to Crime Analysis: Essential or Impractical? Brion Sever, Venessa Garcia, and Antonia Tsiandi
Challenges in Contemporary Police Leadership; John Middleton-Hope
International Police Practices and Cultures
Unit Organizational Culture in the Norwegian Counter Terrorist; Rune Glomseth and Petter Gottschalk
Structural Influences on Police Officer Attitudes Toward Community Policing: A Case Study of the Racine Wisconsin Police Department; Helen Rosenberg, Robert T. Sigler and Scott Lewis
A Law Unto Themselves: An Insight Into the Human Rights Watch Report on the Indian Police; K. S. Subramanian
Appendix: Chapter Abstracts

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Strategic Responses to Crime: Thinking Locally, Acting Globally edited by Melchor de Guzman is a wide-ranging volume that combines the perspectives of both scholars and police executives from around the globe, including chapters focused on both emerging and established democratic societies. The volume covers important global innovations in community policing, emerging transnational issues, such as drug trafficking and terrorism, and the use of information in police agencies, among other issues of importance to anyone interested in a global perspective on policing. This volume would make an excellent supplement to any course on policing, providing students with a broader perspective than is typically presented in most textbooks.

—Brad Smith, Department of Criminal Justice, Wayne State University