The New Police Report Manual

Author: Devallis Rutledge

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781928916130

Category: Education

Page: 176

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This manual is the undisputed authority on plain-talk report writing techniques. Interesting and easy-to-read, it provides hundreds of examples that show easier and better ways to write without any spelling or grammar lessons. It is valuable as a supplemental reader for investigations or police communications courses. Students will devour this book and gain an incredible understanding of the impact report writing has on the complex issues surrounding a case.

Courtroom Survival

The Officer's Guide to Better Testimony

Author: Devallis Rutledge

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780942728156

Category: Education

Page: 188

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COURTROOM SURVIVAL is essential for any communications or mock trail training. It explains how to present a winning case and avoid credibility-destroying tactics! Rutledge includes tested examples of winning techniques needed to become an expert at effective and comfortable testimony. Rutledge gives insight that only a police officer turned prosecutor can provide.

Encyclopedia of Community Corrections

Author: Shannon M. Barton-Bellessa

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412990831

Category: Social Science

Page: 487

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In response to recognition in the late 1960s and early 1970s that traditional incarceration was not working, alternatives to standard prison settings were sought and developed. One of those alternatives—community-based corrections—had been conceived in the 1950s as a system that might prove more progressive, humane, and effective, particularly with people who had committed less serious criminal offenses and for whom incarceration, with constant exposure to serious offenders and career criminals, might prove more damaging than rehabilitative. The alternative of community corrections has evolved to become a substantial part of the criminal justice and correctional system, spurred in recent years not so much by a progressive, humane philosophy as by dramatically increasing prison populations, court orders to “fix” overextended prison settings, and an economic search for cost savings. Although community correction programs have been in place for some 40 years now, to date no comprehensive reference resource has tackled this topic. Accessible and jargon-free and available in both print and electronic formats, the one-volume Encyclopedia of Community Corrections will explore all aspects of community corrections, from its philosophical foundation to its current inception. Features & Benefits: 150 signed entries (each with Cross References and Further Readings) are organized in A-to-Z fashion to give students easy access to the full range of topics in community corrections. A thematic Reader’s Guide in the front matter groups entries by broad topical or thematic areas to make it easy for users to find related entries at a glance. In the electronic version, the Reader's Guide combines with a detailed Index and the Cross References to provide users with convenient search-and-browse capacities. A Chronology in the back matter helps students put individual events into broader historical context. A Glossary provides students with concise definitions to key terms in the field. A Resource Guide to classic books, journals, and web sites (along with the Further Readings accompanying each entry) guides students to further resources in their research journeys. An Appendix offers statistics from the Bureau of Justice.

Criminal Investigation

Author: Kären M. Hess,Christine Hess Orthmann,Henry Lim Cho

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305855434

Category: Social Science

Page: 752

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Easy to read and well-organized, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, 11th Edition delivers a field-based approach to modern investigative principles and practices that is strongly grounded in current research. Demonstrating techniques and practical applications, the book introduces long-standing tools, practices, and policies alongside the latest innovations in technology and science to give readers and future criminal justice professionals a broad perspective of criminal investigations today. Topics covered include D.N.A. evidence, terrorism and homeland security, the increasing standard of proof for stop vs. search/arrest vs. conviction, cybercrime, crimes against children, forensics and physical evidence, investigative photography and sketching, identity theft, white-collar crime, and ethics, among many others. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cop Knowledge

Police Power and Cultural Narrative in Twentieth-Century America

Author: Christopher P. Wilson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226901329

Category: History

Page: 281

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Whether they appear in mystery novels or headline news stories, on prime-time TV or the silver screen, few figures have maintained such an extraordinary hold on the American cultural imagination as modern police officers. Why are we so fascinated with the police and their power? What relation do these pervasive media representations bear to the actual history of modern policing? Christopher P. Wilson explores these questions by examining narratives of police power in crime news, popular fiction, and film, showing how they both reflect and influence the real strategies of law enforcement on the beat, in the squad room, and in urban politics. He takes us from Theodore Roosevelt's year of reform with the 1890s NYPD to the rise of "community policing," from the classic "police procedural" film The Naked City to the bestselling novels of LAPD veteran Joseph Wambaugh. Wilson concludes by demonstrating the ways in which popular storytelling about police power has been intimately tied to the course of modern liberalism, and to the rising tide of neoconservatism today. "A thorough, brilliant blend that crosses disciplines."—Choice "[S]ophisticated, highly theoretical and ambitious. . . . Connects the history of policing to cultural representations of crime, criminals and cops."—Times Literary Supplement "[A] deeply satisfying approach to the crime narrative. . . . [Wilson] focuses, ultimately, on the role of police power in cultural storytelling."—American Quarterly

K9 Officer's Manual

Author: Robert S. Eden

Publisher: Dog Training Press

ISBN: 1550590618

Category: Pets

Page: 224

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Inside this book you will find comprehensive information on every aspect of the K9 unit, from administration to officer safety on the job. With two decades of experience, R. S. Eden presents expert training exercises and deployment procedures. Action photos back up his points. In addition, the author examines the attitudes of law enforcement officers from both within and outside the K9 team and analyzes how this affects officer performance and morale.

Forensic Art Essentials

A Manual for Law Enforcement Artists

Author: Lois Gibson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080559292

Category: Law

Page: 432

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Forensic Art Essentials teaches artists to extract information from a witness or victim about a face they have seen, and produce an image good enough to lead detectives to the criminal being described. After reading this book, anyone with adequate drawing skills will be able to learn the tools necessary to develop his or her skills as a forensic artist. Instruction focuses on an explanation of techniques for various scenarios and includes the use of case studies of special situations and how they should be handled. The book covers skull reconstructions of unidentified murder victims and age progressions to aid in the apprehension of known fugitives. It also provides step-by-step illustrations of how to reconstruct a face from a skull, and offers solutions to a multitude of common problems that occur in the field. With 500 full-color illustrations, this book is an essential tool for any forensic artist. Provides insight as to the best way to responsibly interview and extract information from eye-witnesses and victims to develop accurate composite sketches 500 illustrations, many full color, show examples of various challenges in developing sketches and reconstructing from skulls Serves as a guide for forensic art professionals as well as a call to law enforcement agencies to expand the use of this valuable forensic tool

Investigative Reporting

A study in technique

Author: David Spark

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 113602946X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This important book defines what investigative reporting is and what qualities it requires. Drawing on the experience of many well-known journalists in the field, the author identifies the skills, common factors and special circumstances involved in a wide variety of investigations. It examines how opportunities for investigations can be found and pursued, how informants can be persuaded to yield needed information and how and where this information can be checked. It also stresses the dangers and legal constraints that have to be contended with and shows real life examples such as the Cook Report formula, the Jonathan Aitken investigation and the Birmingham Six story. David Spark, himself a freelance writer of wide experience, examines how opportunities for investigations can be found and pursued, how informants can be persuaded to yield needed information and how and where this information can be checked. He also stresses the dangers and legal constraints that have to be contended with and shows investigators at work in two classic inquiries: · The mysterious weekend spent in Paris by Jonathan Aitken, then Minister of Defence Procurement · The career of masterspy Kim Philby Investigative Reporting looks at such fields for inquiry as company frauds (including those of Robert Maxwell), consumer complaints, crime, police malpractice, the intelligence services, local government and corruption in Parliament and in overseas and international bodies. The author believes that the conclusions that emerge from this far-reaching survey are of value not only in investigative journalism, but to practitioners in all branches of reporting.

The Police Composite Sketch

Author: Stephen Mancusi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781607618324

Category: Medical

Page: 222

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The police composite sketch, one of the most crucial investigative tools in law enforcement, is developed during a composite session—an intense display of communication and art in which the words of a witness are transformed into the features of a suspect. Despite the incredible technological leaps made in investigative work, the forensic science of composite sketching still relies on the basic elements of drawing skill, interpretive ability and the spoken word. The Police Composite Sketch is a comprehensive manual on how to conduct a complete composite session. Through an array of case studies, it details several disciplines that comprise this specialized forensic art, including composite sketching, image modification, age progression, facial comparison analysis, demonstrative evidence and postmortem/skull reconstruction. It also explores how to intuit insights that are often inadvertently revealed by witnesses, victims and perpetrators during the composite session. In addition, this book discusses other relevant topics, such as the three-stage drawing technique, witness and victim types, descriptive terminologies, managing composite sessions. Complete with numerous illustrations and drawing tips, this seminal work offers a general composite session philosophy and specific session strategies to both experienced and aspiring forensic artists as well as any lay reader intrigued by this fascinating skill.

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

Category:

Page: 122

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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.

Race, Police, and the Making of a Political Identity

Mexican Americans and the Los Angeles Police Department, 1900-1945

Author: Edward J. Escobar

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520920781

Category: History

Page: 372

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In June 1943, the city of Los Angeles was wrenched apart by the worst rioting it had seen to that point in the twentieth century. Incited by sensational newspaper stories and the growing public hysteria over allegations of widespread Mexican American juvenile crime, scores of American servicemen, joined by civilians and even police officers, roamed the streets of the city in search of young Mexican American men and boys wearing a distinctive style of dress called a Zoot Suit. Once found, the Zoot Suiters were stripped of their clothes, beaten, and left in the street. Over 600 Mexican American youths were arrested. The riots threw a harsh light upon the deteriorating relationship between the Los Angeles Mexican American community and the Los Angeles Police Department in the 1940s. In this study, Edward J. Escobar examines the history of the relationship between the Los Angeles Police Department and the Mexican American community from the turn of the century to the era of the Zoot Suit Riots. Escobar shows the changes in the way police viewed Mexican Americans, increasingly characterizing them as a criminal element, and the corresponding assumption on the part of Mexican Americans that the police were a threat to their community. The broader implications of this relationship are, as Escobar demonstrates, the significance of the role of the police in suppressing labor unrest, the growing connection between ideas about race and criminality, changing public perceptions about Mexican Americans, and the rise of Mexican American political activism.

Report Writing Essentials

Author: Lance A. Parr

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780942728996

Category: Education

Page: 96

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Excellent for advanced officer training, colleges, and academies. This text is an easy-to-understand, step-by-step workbook format. This approach provides immediate feedback to the reader, while helping to produce better public safety reports. Includes examples of both good and poor police reports, along with dozens of grammar and punctuation exercises for developing good report writing skills. It also addresses the broad range of problems identified as the greatest causes of confusing reports. Using police-oriented language and scenarios, students quickly learn how to correctly structure reports. An excellent companion for THE NEW POLICE REPORT MANUAL by Ruthledge.

Police

a report

Author: United States. National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law enforcement

Page: 668

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This report provides suggestions for overall improvement in delivery of police services for greater protection against crime. The National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals considers the patrolman the primary force in reducing and preventing crime and thus directs its report recommendations toward increasing police effectiveness. Suggestions for improvements in police functions are presented in the areas of community, planning and organization, technology and support services, fiscal management, and coordination with other criminal justice agencies. These proposals appear in the form of more than 120 specific standards and recommendations that spell out where, why, and how these improvements can and should be made in the police segment of the criminal justice system. Report on police is a reference work for the practitioner -- patrolman to police chief -- as well as for the interested layman. Before implementing any of the changes advocated, police departments are advised to detail the legal limits of police authority and develop guidelines for the exercise of that authority. In order to improve cooperation between the police and the community it is suggested that police agencies establish a specialized unit for maintaining communication with citizens. Each police department should encourage and participate in neighborhood security programs and establish procedures to facilitate processing of complaints. Suggestions for more effective utilization of manpower include continued consolidation, stricter personnel requirements, increased employee benefits, and the employment of more women, minorities, and civilians in police work.

Force-on-Force Police Training Using Airsoft 2008

A Manual for the Law Enforcement Trainer on the Use of Airsoft Non-lethal Technology

Author: Luis E. Martinez Med,Luis E. Martinez

Publisher: OUTSKIRTS PRESS

ISBN: 1432726846

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 108

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"Airsoft technology fills the gap between static, square range based training and the reality of a dynamic armed confrontation. [This book] introduces police trainers to the how-to of using these weapons, the various types available, technical data, and offers sound advice on the safety aspects of reality-based training." -- Cover.