Police Accountability

The Role of Citizen Oversight
Author: Samuel Walker
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534581589
Category: Political Science
Page: 205
View: 5457
This text presents information on police misconduct and the demand of police accountability. It looks at the role of citizen oversight of the police, examines the spread of oversight agencies in the United States, and evaluates the overall effectiveness of citizen oversight.

Police Misconduct Complaint Investigations Manual

For Investigators, Auditors, Monitors, and Others Conducting Or Reviewing Investigations
Author: Barbara Attard,Kathryn Olson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692736777
Page: 122
View: 4954
As communities across the U.S. confront misconduct and work to promote constitutional policing, this timely handbook provides best practices in conducting and reviewing police complaint investigations at all levels, from discourtesy to excessive use of force and systemic issues. The Police Misconduct Complaint Investigations Manual is a comprehensive guide for administrative misconduct inquiries, including intake, steps for conducting robust investigations, data tracking, and reporting on trends. The Manual is a critical primer for civilian oversight practitioners, internal affairs investigators, police managers, auditing professionals, government representatives, community advocates, law enforcement leaders, criminal and social justice students, and all others in pursuit of fair, thorough, and timely investigations of police misconduct complaints.

Managing Accountability Systems for Police Conduct

Internal Affairs and External Oversight
Author: Jeffrey J. Noble,Geoffrey P. Alpert
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN: 9781577665670
Category: Social Science
Page: 327
View: 4150
"Police officers are invested with awesome powers and may use physical force to take a citizen into custody. These powers help the police enforce laws and control suspects, but they also have the potential to be abused. The police must be responsive and accountable about crime and safety, but they must also be responsive and accountable to the law and the rights of citizens. Police abuse of power has a long and unfortunate history in the United States, often because of the failure to develop meaningful procedures to ensure police accountability." "This book introduces the reader to a unit of the police department that has been secretive and lacking transparency, despite being an integral part of policing for a number of years. Noble and Alpert clearly explain the structure and function of internal affairs or professional compliance units and provide guidance for establishing an effective unit that will benefit both the police and the community."--BOOK JACKET.

Enforcing Police Accountability through Civilian Oversight

Author: Sankar Sen
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 8132106008
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
View: 6597
This book explores the sensitive issue of police accountability to civilian oversight bodies to control police excesses. At the centre of the discourse lies the tacit acknowledgement that the enormous power and authority invested in the police does lead to corruption and excesses unless adequate checks and balances are installed. The book analyses these checks and balances and how these can be made more effective. It puts forth a cross-national study of internal and external mechanisms for enforcing police accountability, and critically appraises the effectiveness of civilian oversight bodies. It also touches upon the working of National Human Rights Commission of India. While supporting the role of civil oversight bodies in enforcing police accountability, the author also discusses scenarios of police resistance which have often paralyzed the functioning of oversight bodies in Australia, Canada and U S A. As a solution he recommends that the primary object of an oversight body should not be only to enquire into complaints against police and recommend action against the defaulting officers, but also to highlight systemic inadequacies and recommend changes in policies and procedures. This book will be extremely valuable to professionals in police academies, public administration and state security commissions, and human rights activists.

Handbook on Police Accountability, Oversight and Integrity

Author: United Nations,United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211303070
Category: Political Science
Page: 138
View: 2437

Holding Police Accountable

Author: Candace McCoy
Publisher: Urban Inst Press
ISBN: 9780877667650
Category: Political Science
Page: 222
View: 4077
In Holding Police Accountable, nine leading scholars of police work examine seminal studies on the use of force and consider how they can inform today's research. The volume celebrates the late James J. Fyfe, the preeminent scholar on police use of force. In 1978, Fyfe found that administrative controls--training, guidelines, and regulation--reduced deadly shootings by officers without adversely affecting police safety or crime rates. The finding not only had profound impact on firearms policy, but also compelled police departments to cooperate with independent researchers. The writers in Holding Police Accountable pick up the torch to work toward effective yet fair policing that will better protect all Americans.

The New World of Police Accountability

Author: Samuel E. Walker,Carol A. Archbold
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483324648
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
View: 8536
The subject of police accountability includes some of the most important developments in American policing: the control of officer-involved shootings and use of force; citizen complaints and the best procedures for handling them; federal 'pattern or practice' litigation against police departments; allegations of race discrimination; early intervention systems to monitor officer behavior; and police self-monitoring efforts. The Second Edition of The New World of Police Accountability covers these subjects and more with a sharp and critical perspective. It provides readers with a comprehensive description of the most recent developments and an analysis of what works, what reforms are promising, and what has proven unsuccessful. The book offers detailed coverage of critical incident reporting; pattern analysis of critical incidents; early intervention systems; internal and external review of citizen complaints; and federal consent decrees.

Professionalism in Policing: An Introduction

Author: David Thomas
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495091898
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
View: 4609
Professionalism in Policing: An Introduction will provide your students with a good understanding of the police officer’s role in American society today. This accessible book will give your students insight into the real world of policing by addressing such topics as racial profiling, police brutality, education, police socialization and leadership. Professionalism in Policing: An Introduction also includes the topics of criminal law and ethics, which are fundamental to policing but missing from other books on the topic. Your students will be presented with real-life scenarios where they get to be the decision maker, while learning to understand that the decisions they will make as police officers may have a lasting impact on their lives, as well as on their communities. The author has a strong academic and practical background. In addition to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and at a police academy for 25 years, he also has field experience as a police officer, sheriff, and conservation officer. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Enhancing Police Integrity

Author: Carl B. Klockars,Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovich,M.R. Haberfeld
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387369562
Category: Social Science
Page: 276
View: 8363
How can we enhance police integrity? After surveying more than 3,000 police officers on how they would respond, the authors went on to study three police agencies which scored highly. The authors conclude that effective administration focuses on organizational rulemaking; detecting, investigating and disciplining rule violations; circumscribing the "code of silence" that prohibits police from reporting the misconduct of their colleagues; and understanding the influence of public expectations and agency history.

Mirage of Police Reform

Procedural Justice and Police Legitimacy
Author: Robert E. Worden,Sarah J. McLean
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520292413
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
View: 3446
A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. In the United States, the exercise of police authority—and the public’s trust that police authority is used properly—is a recurring concern. Contemporary prescriptions for police reform hold that the public would better trust the police and feel a greater obligation to comply and cooperate if police-citizen interactions were marked by higher levels of procedural justice by police. In this book, Robert E. Worden and Sarah J. McLean argue that the procedural justice model of reform is a mirage. From a distance, procedural justice seemingly offers a relief from strained police-community relations. But a closer look at police organizations and police-citizen interactions shows that the relief offered by such reform is, in fact, illusory.

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States

A Path Forward
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309142393
Category: Law
Page: 348
View: 3561
Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.

Community Policing, Chicago Style

Author: Wesley G. Skogan,Susan M. Hartnett
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195105605
Category: Political Science
Page: 258
View: 7723
"Police departments across the country are busy "reinventing" themselves, adopting a new "community policing" approach. This progressive method of law enforcement involves organizational decentralization, new channels of communication with the public, a sensitivity to what the community thinks a department's priorities ought to be, and the application of a broad problem-solving approach to neighborhood issues." "This book is the first to examine such an ambitious project. It focuses on a city which, having recently made this transition, now has the nation's largest and most impressive community policing program. Wesley G. Skogan and Susan M. Hartnett look closely at all aspects of this program, offering an unprecedented account of how and why it was adopted, and how well it has worked. Relating in detail the successes and limitations of community policing in Chicago, the authors describe and evaluate the many experimental districts where the program was first employed. They indicate how it has yielded substantial benefits for most residents of the city. Much attention is also given to Chicago's planning and implementation of the program, and how it overcame many of the obstacles that have delayed the appearance of community policing in other cities."--BOOK JACKET.

Monitoring Government

Inspectors General and the Search for Accountability
Author: Paul Charles Light
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 9780815752554
Category: Political Science
Page: 274
View: 2818
This volume offers the first systematic evaluation of the offices of inspector general (OIG) and examines the government-wide investment in the OIGs concept. Despite their increasingly prominent, often controversial, role in the internal oversight of government, very little is known about their institutional or operational problems.

Forensic Fraud

Evaluating Law Enforcement and Forensic Science Cultures in the Context of Examiner Misconduct
Author: Brent E. Turvey
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0124080588
Category: Social Science
Page: 296
View: 2037
Forensic Fraud is the culmination of 12 years of research by author Brent E. Turvey. A practicing forensic scientist since 1996, Turvey has rendered this first of its kind study into the widespread problem of forensic fraud in the United States. It defines the nature and scope of the problem, the cultural attitudes and beliefs of those involved, and establishes clear systemic contributors. Backed up by scrupulous research and hard data, community reforms are proposed and discussed in light of the recently published National Academy of Sciences report on forensic science. An adaptation of Dr. Turvey’s doctoral dissertation, this volume relentlessly cites chapter and verse in support of its conclusions that law enforcement cultural and scientific values are incompatible, and that the problem of forensic fraud is systemic in nature. It begins with an overview of forensic fraud as a sub-type of occupational fraud, it explores the extent of fraud in both law enforcement and scientific employment settings, it establishes and then contrasts the core values of law enforcement and scientific cultures and then it provides a comprehensive review of the scientific literature regarding forensic fraud. The final chapters present data from Dr. Turvey’s original research into more than 100 fraudulent examiners between 2000 and 2010, consideration of significant findings, and a review of proposed reforms to the forensic science community based on what was learned. It closes with a chapter on the numerous crime lab scandals, and closures that occurred between 2010 and 2012 – an update on the deteriorating state of the forensic science community in the United States subsequent to data collection efforts in the present research. Forensic Fraud is intended for use as a professional reference manual by those working in the criminal system who encounter the phenomenon and want to understand its context and origins. It is intended to help forensic scientist and their supervisors to recognize, manage and expel it; to provide policy makers with the necessary understaffing for acknowledging and mitigating it; and to provide agents of the courts with the knowledge, and confidence, to adjudicate it. It is also useful for those at the university level seeking a strong secondary text for courses on forensic science, law and evidence, or miscarriages of justice. First of its kind overview of the cultural instigators of forensic fraud First of its kind research into the nature and impact of forensic fraud, with data (2000-2010) First of its kind typology of forensic fraud, for use in future case examination in research Numerous profiles of forensic fraudsters Review of major crime lab scandals between 2010 and 2012

Enduring, Surviving, and Thriving as a Law Enforcement Executive

Author: Thomas Joseph Jurkanin,Larry T. Hoover,Jerry L. Dowling,Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board,Janice Ahmad
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780398071165
Category: Political Science
Page: 167
View: 9398
It will also assist police executives in sorting through important leadership and management issues, such as dealing with the media, behaving as a professional, becoming more involved in the community, placing effective new policing procedures within the department while eliminating former procedures, and dealing with roles, leadership, missions, management, planning and budgeting, associations, and quality policing. The book will be both useful as a learning tool and helpful as a source of reference."--BOOK JACKET.

The Police, the People, the Politics

Police Accountability in Uganda
Author: N.A
Publisher: CHRI
ISBN: 818820529X
Category: Police
Page: 59
View: 2248

Mechanics of a Police Internal Affairs Investigation

Author: Robert A. Verry
Publisher: Looseleaf Law Publications
ISBN: 1932777970
Category: Political Science
Page: 154
View: 2029
Internal Affairs expert Robert Verry explores one of the most important - and challenging - functions in law enforcement: policing the police. Inside you'll get: - Insights into cause/effects of police misconduct - Advice on implementing disciplinary strategies - Practical tips for spotting deception - A detailing of IA's true role & responsibility - Discussion on free speech vs. misconduct. Filled with real-world examples that help solidify your understanding and enhance your performance.

Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases

Author: Charles E. Harris, Jr.,Michael S. Pritchard,Michael J. Rabins,Ray James,Elaine Englehardt
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 133767074X
Category: Education
Page: 50
View: 4481
Packed with examples pulled straight from recent headlines, ENGINEERING ETHICS, Sixth Edition, helps engineers understand the importance of their conduct as professionals as well as reflect on how their actions can affect the health, safety and welfare of the public and the environment. Numerous case studies give readers plenty of hands-on experience grappling with modern-day ethical dilemmas, while the book's proven and structured method for analysis walks readers step by step through ethical problem-solving techniques. It also offers practical application of the Engineering Code of Ethics and thorough coverage of critical moral reasoning, effective organizational communication, sustainability and economic development, risk management, ethical responsibilities, globalized standards for engineering and emerging challenges relating to evolving technology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.