Advances in Police Theory and Practice

Series Editor: Dilip K. Das

  • Police Reform in The New Democratic South Africa

    By Moses Montesh, Vinesh Basdeo

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-07-25 
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  • Stalking

    Policing, Investigation, and Prevention

    By Karl Roberts, Michelle M. Garcia

    This book gives readers a deep knowledge and understanding of the characteristics and causes of stalking and practical insights into effective methods of policing. It describes the characteristics of stalking with reference to case study material and presents an overview of the psychological and…

    Hardback – 2016-06-14 
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  • Women in Policing

    An International Perspective

    By Venessa Garcia, Patrick F. McManimon, Jr.

    Research on women and policing is often fragmented—focusing on one particular country, or at most, comparing one or two countries across continents. This book aims to close the loop by examining policing within several countries on all five continents. The author provides a historical, cultural,…

    Hardback – 2016-03-25 
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  • Civilian Oversight of Police

    Advancing Accountability in Law Enforcement

    Edited by Tim Prenzler, Garth den Heyer

    Various external agencies have a role in improving police conduct and providing a fair forum for complaints against police. Presenting insight from the world's foremost scholars, this book uses case studies combined with hard and soft data on police behavior to explore the management of police…

    Hardback – 2015-11-12 
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  • Collaborative Policing

    Police, Academics, Professionals, and Communities Working Together for Education, Training, and Program Implementation

    Edited by Peter C. Kratcoski, Maximilian Edelbacher

    This book focuses on the collaboration of police administrators with the academic community; professional practitioners in psychology, anthropology, and sociology; and residents of the community. It features professional and academic contributors who explore programs that can potentially enhance…

    Hardback – 2015-10-13 
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  • Corruption, Fraud, Organized Crime, and the Shadow Economy

    Edited by Maximilian Edelbacher, Peter C. Kratcoski, Bojan Dobovsek

    Fueled by corruption, fraud, and organized crime, the shadow economy—also known as the informal, black market, illegal, or underground economy—is currently on the rise worldwide. Corruption, Fraud, Organized Crime, and the Shadow Economy addresses shadow economies and the players involved by…

    Hardback – 2015-10-12 
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  • Policing in Israel

    Studying Crime Control, Community Policing, and Counter-Terrorism

    Edited by Tal Jonathan-Zamir, David Weisburd, Badi Hasisi

    "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…

    Hardback – 2015-10-01 
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  • Policing Terrorism

    Research Studies into Police Counterterrorism Investigations

    By David Lowe

    Based primarily upon information from the UK Special Branch Counterterrorism Unit, Policing Terrorism: Research Studies into Police Counterterrorism Investigations takes you through the mechanics of a counterterrorism investigation. A combination of legal and empirical research, this entry in the…

    Hardback – 2015-08-30 
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  • Policing in Hong Kong

    History and Reform

    By Kam C. Wong

    The HKP (Hong Kong Police), ‘Asia’s Finest’, is a battle-tested professional organization with strong leadership, competent staff, and deep culture. It is also a continuously learning and reforming agency in pursuit of organisational excellence. Policing in Hong Kong: History and Reform is the…

    Hardback – 2015-03-05
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  • Cold Cases

    Evaluation Models with Follow-up Strategies for Investigators, Second Edition

    By James M. Adcock, Sarah L. Stein

    Because the investigation of cold cases is usually an arduous and time-consuming task, most law enforcement agencies in the United States are not able to dedicate the resources necessary to support the cold case investigation process. However, when those cases are fully pursued and prosecuted, they…

    Hardback – 2014-10-28
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  • Crime Linkage

    Theory, Research, and Practice

    Edited by Jessica Woodhams, Craig Bennell

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-10-26
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  • Police Investigative Interviews and Interpreting

    Context, Challenges, and Strategies

    By Sedat Mulayim, Miranda Lai, Caroline Norma

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-09-02
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  • Policing White-Collar Crime

    Characteristics of White-Collar Criminals

    By Petter Gottschalk

    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…

    Hardback – 2013-12-10
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  • Honor-Based Violence

    Policing and Prevention

    By Karl Anton Roberts, Gerry Campbell, Glen Lloyd

    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…

    Hardback – 2013-11-24
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  • Policing and the Mentally Ill

    International Perspectives

    Edited by Duncan Chappell

    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…

    Hardback – 2013-05-13
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  • Security Governance, Policing, and Local Capacity

    By Jan Froestad, Clifford Shearing

    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,…

    Hardback – 2012-12-12
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  • Police Performance Appraisals

    A Comparative Perspective

    By Serdar Kenan Gul, Paul O'Connell

    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…

    Hardback – 2012-09-23
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  • Los Angeles Police Department Meltdown

    The Fall of the Professional-Reform Model of Policing

    By James Lasley

    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,…

    Hardback – 2012-08-07
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  • Financial Crimes

    A Threat to Global Security

    Edited by Maximillian Edelbacher, Peter C. Kratcoski, Michael Theil

    Financial market reform has focused chiefly on the threats to stability arising from the risky, uncontrolled activity of the leaders of financial institutions. Nevertheless, organized crime, white-collar crime, and corruption have a huge impact on financial systems worldwide and must also be…

    Hardback – 2012-06-03
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  • Police Integrity Management in Australia

    Global Lessons for Combating Police Misconduct

    By Louise Porter, Tim Prenzler

    In the past two decades, Australia has been the site of major police misconduct scandals and inquiries, leading to reform initiatives at the cutting edge of police integrity management practices. Presenting interviews with key informants and an analysis of key documents, Police Integrity Management…

    Hardback – 2012-04-05
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  • The Crime Numbers Game

    Management by Manipulation

    By John A. Eterno, Eli B. Silverman

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-01-30
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  • The International Trafficking of Human Organs

    A Multidisciplinary Perspective

    Edited by Leonard Territo, Rande Matteson

    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…

    Hardback – 2011-10-13
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  • Police Reform in China

    By Kam C. Wong

    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…

    Hardback – 2011-10-10
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  • Mission-Based Policing

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

    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…

    Paperback – 2011-07-31
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  • The New Khaki

    The Evolving Nature of Policing in India

    By Arvind Verma

    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…

    Hardback – 2010-12-13
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  • Policing Organized Crime

    Intelligence Strategy Implementation

    By Petter Gottschalk

    When criminal activity is as straightforward as a child’s game of cops and robbers, the role of the police is obvious, but today’s bad guys don’t always wear black. In fact, the most difficult criminals to cope with are those who straddle the gray divide between licit and illicit activity. Many of…

    Hardback – 2009-08-25
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  • Security in Post-Conflict Africa

    The Role of Nonstate Policing

    By Bruce Baker

    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…

    Hardback – 2009-08-04
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  • Community Policing and Peacekeeping

    Edited by Peter Grabosky

    In modern industrial societies, the demand for policing services frequently exceeds the current and foreseeable availability of public policing resources. Conversely, developing nations often suffer from an inability to provide a basic level of security for their citizens. Community Policing and…

    Hardback – 2009-06-24
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  • Community Policing

    International Patterns and Comparative Perspectives

    Edited by Dominique Wisler, Ihekwoaba D. Onwudiwe

    Community-oriented policing (COP) is the ideology and policy model espoused in the mission statements of nearly all policing forces throughout the world. However, the COP philosophy is interpreted differently by different countries and police forces, resulting in practices that may in fact run far…

    Hardback – 2009-06-09
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  • Police Corruption

    Preventing Misconduct and Maintaining Integrity

    By Tim Prenzler

    While many police officers undertake their work conforming to the highest ethical standards, the fact remains that unethical police conduct continues to be a recurring problem around the world. With examples from a range of jurisdictions, Police Corruption: Preventing Misconduct and Maintaining…

    Hardback – 2009-03-26
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