Encyclopedia of law enforcement

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Imprint:Thousand Oaks [Calif.] : Sage Publications, c2005 (Boston, Mass. : Credo Reference, 2011.)
Description:1 online resource (577 entries) : 176 images, digital files.
Subject:Law enforcement -- Encyclopedias.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Encyclopedias.
Criminal justice, Administration of.
Law enforcement.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10018419
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Other authors / contributors:Sullivan, Larry E.
ISBN:9781849725712 (online)
1849725713 (online)
9780761926498 (print)
0761926496 (cloth)
Notes:"A Sage Reference Publication."
Includes bibliographical references.
Description based on title page of print version.
Summary:Although there is a plethora of studies on crime and punishment, law enforcement is a relatively new field of serious research. When courts, sentencing, prisons, jails, and other areas of the criminal justice system are studied, often the first point of entry into the system is through police and law enforcement agencies. Unfortunately, understanding of the important issues in law enforcement has little general literature to draw on. Currently available reference works on policing are narrowly focused and sorely out-of-date. To this end, a distinguished roster of authors, representing many years of knowledge and practice in the field, draw on the latest research and methods to delineate, describe, and analyze all areas of law enforcement.
This 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 Encyclopedia treats 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.
Other form:Print version: 0761926496 9780761926498 3 v

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