These Criminology and Criminal Justice titles are intended for law enforcement professionals looking to further their professional development by discovering interesting new ideas and staying up to date with trends and discussions within the industry. 

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual is essential reading for such individuals. You can also take a look at our new and best-selling Law Enforcement titles in the categories below.

Law Officer's Pocket Manual

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The Law Officer’s Pocket Manual is a handy, pocket-sized, spiral-bound manual that highlights basic legal rules for quick reference and offers examples showing how those rules are applied. The manual provides concise guidance based on U.S. Supreme Court rulings on constitutional law issues and other legal developments, covering arrest, search, surveillance, and other routine as well as sensitive areas of law enforcement. 

Annually updated since 1972, The Law Enforcement Pocket Manual, provides police officers, criminal justice practitioners, and students with historical and social context for their role in criminal justice and the guidelines that should be followed in day-to-day policing activities.

New in the 2023 Edition:

  • U.S. Supreme Court decides that in a malicious-prosecution suit against an officer, a showing of innocence isn’t necessary—the plaintiff only needs to show the case ended without conviction. (Thompson v. Clark) 
  • The U.S. Supreme Court continued to limit so-called Bivens actions for when federal law enforcement officials can be held liable for constitutional violations. (Egbert v. Boule)
  • The U.S. Supreme Court rules that police cannot be sued for failing to give Miranda warnings. (Vega v. Tekoh)
  • The U.S. Supreme Court in two separate cases reinforces the concept of qualified immunity, and says there must be clear guidance that the officer’s conduct violates the Constitution. (City of Tahlequah v. Bond and Rivas-Villagas v. Cortesluna)
  • A deeply divided Fifth Circuit rules that a handcuffed man was not “in custody” for the purposes of Miranda warnings. (U.S. v. Coulter)

 

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Briefs of Leading Cases in Law Enforcement
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Fear, Society, and the Police
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Citizens in Policing

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Police Reserves and Volunteers: Enhancing Organizational Effectiveness and Public Trust
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Advances in Police Theory and Practice Series

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Police Behavior, Hiring, and Crime Fighting: An International View
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Women in Policing around the World: Doing Gender and Policing in a Gendered Organization
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Financial Crimes: A Threat to Global Security
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Cold Cases: Evaluation Models with Follow-up Strategies for Investigators, Second Edition
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Delivering Police Services Effectively
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Ethics for Police Translators and Interpreters
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Corruption, Fraud, Organized Crime, and the Shadow Economy
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Civilian Oversight of Police: Advancing Accountability in Law Enforcement
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Los Angeles Police Department Meltdown: The Fall of the Professional-Reform Model of Policing
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Honor-Based Violence: Policing and Prevention
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Crime Linkage: Theory, Research, and Practice
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Security Governance, Policing, and Local Capacity
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Policing and the Mentally Ill: International Perspectives
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Police Performance Appraisals: A Comparative Perspective
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Police Investigative Interviews and Interpreting: Context, Challenges, and Strategies
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Policing in Israel: Studying Crime Control, Community, and Counterterrorism
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Policing in Hong Kong: History and Reform
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Policing Terrorism: Research Studies into Police Counterterrorism Investigations
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Policing White-Collar Crime: Characteristics of White-Collar Criminals
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Police and Society in Brazil
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Security in Post-Conflict Africa: The Role of Nonstate Policing
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Police Reform in China
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Cold Cases: An Evaluation Model with Follow-up Strategies for Investigators
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Police Integrity Management in Australia: Global Lessons for Combating Police Misconduct
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The International Trafficking of Human Organs: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
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Mission-Based Policing
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The New Khaki: The Evolving Nature of Policing in India
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Policing Organized Crime: Intelligence Strategy Implementation
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Community Policing: International Patterns and Comparative Perspectives
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Advances in Police Practice and Knowledge Series

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