Description : First published in 1996, this work covers all the major sectors of policing in the United States. Political events such as the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, have created new policing needs while affecting public opinion about law enforcement. This third edition of the "Encyclopedia" examines the theoretical and practical aspects of law enforcement, discussing past and present practices.
Description : This three-volume Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement provides a comprehensive, critical, and descriptive examination of all facets of law enforcement on the state and local, federal and national, and international stages. This work is a unique reference source that provides readers with informed discussions on the practice and theory of policing in an historical and contemporary framework. The volumes treat subjects that are particular to the area of state and local, federal and national, and international policing. Many of the themes and issues of policing cut across disciplinary borders, however, and several entries provide comparative information that places the subject in context.
Description : The second edition of the World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems describes the national law enforcement and correctional systems of approximately 220 countries around the world. Providing both statistical and analytical information, the Encyclopedia features scholarly analysis by qualified authorities about law enforcement organizations in a user-friendly, alphabetical arrangement. Articles about law enforcement in specific countries are accompanied by historical and thematic overviews - including discussions about ethics; conduct; prison history and juvenile crime - that provide further context and ideas for study. Each of the country-specific entries opens with a statistical snapshot of the region in question, outlining details ranging from the country's currency to educational system. The user-friendly article text is organized by rubrics that explore topics such as the history, organization, administrative structure, chains of command, modes of operation, technology and firearms of each profiled country.
Description : A collection of articles that present information on police agencies and law-enforcement authorities in United States history.
Description : In 1996, Garland published the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Police Science, edited by the late William G. Bailey. The work covered all the major sectors of policing in the US. Since then much research has been done on policing issues, and there have been significant changes in techniques and in the American police system. Technological advances have refined and generated methods of investigation. Political events, such as the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in the United States, have created new policing needs while affecting public opinion about law enforcement. These developments appear in the third, expanded edition of the Encyclopedia of Police Science. 380 entries examine the theoretical and practical aspects of law enforcement, discussing past and present practices. The added coverage makes the Encyclopedia more comprehensive with a greater focus on today's policing issues. Also added are themes such as accountability, the culture of police, and the legal framework that affects police decision. New topics discuss recent issues, such as Internet and crime, international terrorism, airport safety, or racial profiling. Entries are contributed by scholars as well as experts working in police departments, crime labs, and various fields of policing.
Description : The Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education is a compendium of information that tells the story of law and higher education from a variety of perspectives. As many of the entries in this encyclopedia reflect, the editor and contributors have sought to place legal issues in perspective so that students of higher education and the law can inform policy makers and practitioners about the meaning and status of the law and also raise questions for future research as they seek to improve the quality of learning for all. Key Features Includes boxed excerpts from 30 key cases in tandem with their related case entries Provides educators with enough awareness of the legal dimensions of given situations to enable them to better frame questions for their attorneys to answer Addresses emerging technologies such as webcams, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube and the challenges they create for both legislators and the judiciary Balances the tension between the proactive and reactive dimensions of education law Key Themes Cases in Higher Education Law Concepts, Theories, and Legal Principles Constitutional Rights and Issues Faculty Rights Governance and Finance Organizations and Institutions Primary Sources: Excerpts From Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Cases Religion and Freedom of Speech Statutes Student Rights and Welfare Technology
Description : Several encyclopedias overview the contemporary system of criminal justice in America, but full understanding of current social problems and contemporary strategies to deal with them can come only with clear appreciation of the historical underpinnings of those problems. Thus, this five-volume work surveys the history and philosophy of crime, punishment, and criminal justice institutions in America from colonial times to the present. It covers the whole of the criminal justice system, from crimes, law enforcement and policing, to courts, corrections and human services. Among other things, this encyclopedia: explicates philosophical foundations underpinning our system of justice; charts changing patterns in criminal activity and subsequent effects on legal responses; identifies major periods in the development of our system of criminal justice; and explores in the first four volumes - supplemented by a fifth volume containing annotated primary documents - evolving debates and conflicts on how best to address issues of crime and punishment. Its signed entries in the first four volumes--supplemented by a fifth volume containing annotated primary documents--provide the historical context for students to better understand contemporary criminological debates and the contemporary shape of the U.S. system of law and justice.