The New Police Report Manual

Author: Devallis Rutledge

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781928916130

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 4722


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.

Encyclopedia of Community Corrections

Author: Shannon M. Barton-Bellessa

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506354890

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

View: 8239


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: Wayne Bennett,Kären Hess

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495093408

Category: Social Science

Page: 704

View: 4763


This text stresses the practical procedures, techniques, and applications of private and public investigations to provide students with a solid foundation in criminal investigation. It seamlessly integrates coverage of modern investigative tools alongside discussion of established investigation policies, procedures, and techniques for the law enforcement officer. The 8th Edition features updated, enhanced coverage of such important topics as terrorism and homeland security, cybercrime, forensics and physical evidence, federal law enforcement investigations, report writing, crimes against children, photography and sketching, preparing and presenting cases in court, and identity theft. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Island of Vice

Theodore Roosevelt's Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York

Author: Richard Zacks

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385534027

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 6511


A ROLLICKING NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT'S EMBATTLED TENURE AS POLICE COMMISSIONER OF CORRUPT, PLEASURE-LOVING NEW YORK CITY IN THE 1880s, AND HIS DOOMED MISSION TO WIPE OUT VICE In the 1890s, New York City was America’s financial, manufacturing, and entertainment capital, and also its preferred destination for sin, teeming with 40,000 prostitutes, glittering casinos, and all-night dives packed onto the island’s two dozen square miles. Police captains took hefty bribes to see nothing while reformers writhed in frustration. In Island of Vice, bestselling author Richard Zacks paints a vivid picture of the lewd underbelly of 1890s New York, and of Theodore Roosevelt, the cocksure crusading police commissioner who resolved to clean up the bustling metropolis, where the silk top hats of Wall Street bobbed past teenage prostitutes trawling Broadway. Writing with great wit and zest, Zacks explores how Roosevelt went head-to-head with corrupt Tammany Hall, took midnight rambles with muckraker Jacob Riis, banned barroom drinking on Sundays, and tried to convince 2 million New Yorkers to enjoy wholesome family fun. In doing so, Teddy made a ruthless enemy of police captain “Big Bill” Devery, who grew up in the Irish slums and never tired of fighting “tin soldier” reformers. Roosevelt saw his mission as a battle of good versus evil; Devery saw prudery standing in the way of fun and profit. When righteous Roosevelt’s vice crackdown started to succeed all too well, many of his own supporters began to turn on him. Cynical newspapermen mocked his quixotic quest, his own political party abandoned him, and Roosevelt discovered that New York loves its sin more than its salvation. Zacks’s meticulous research and wonderful sense of narrative verve bring this disparate cast of both pious and bawdy New Yorkers to life. With cameos by Stephen Crane, J. P. Morgan, and Joseph Pulitzer, plus a horde of very angry cops, Island of Vice is an unforgettable portrait of turn-of-the-century New York in all its seedy glory, and a brilliant portrayal of the energetic, confident, and zealous Roosevelt, one of America’s most colorful public figures. From the Hardcover edition.

Report Writing Essentials

Author: Lance A. Parr

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780942728996

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 5344


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.


a report

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

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law enforcement

Page: 668

View: 3153


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.

Modernizing Crime Statistics: Report 2

New Systems for Measuring Crime

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Law and Justice,Committee on National Statistics,Panel on Modernizing the Nation's Crime Statistics

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030947261X

Category: Law

Page: 280

View: 4321


To derive statistics about crime â€" to estimate its levels and trends, assess its costs to and impacts on society, and inform law enforcement approaches to prevent it - a conceptual framework for defining and thinking about crime is virtually a prerequisite. Developing and maintaining such a framework is no easy task, because the mechanics of crime are ever evolving and shifting: tied to shifts and development in technology, society, and legislation. Interest in understanding crime surged in the 1920s, which proved to be a pivotal decade for the collection of nationwide crime statistics. Now established as a permanent agency, the Census Bureau commissioned the drafting of a manual for preparing crime statisticsâ€"intended for use by the police, corrections departments, and courts alike. The new manual sought to solve a perennial problem by suggesting a standard taxonomy of crime. Shortly after the Census Bureau issued its manual, the International Association of Chiefs of Police in convention adopted a resolution to create a Committee on Uniform Crime Records â€"to begin the process of describing what a national system of data on crimes known to the police might look like. Report 1 performed a comprehensive reassessment of what is meant by crime in U.S. crime statistics and recommends a new classification of crime to organize measurement efforts. This second report examines methodological and implementation issues and presents a conceptual blueprint for modernizing crime statistics.

The New World of Police Accountability

Author: Samuel Walker

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1412909449

Category: Social Science

Page: 243

View: 8598


This book examines coverage of current police controversies; discusses important new mechanisms of accountability, such as comprehensive use of force reporting, citizen complaint procedures, early intervention systems, and police auditors; provides extensive coverage of racial profiling; includes a helpful list of Web sites for further research on the topics covered in the book. It is designed as a supplementary textbook for undergraduate and graduate policing courses in the departments of criminal justice and criminology. The book will also be of interest to scholars, police officials, citizen oversight officials, and community activists.

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


ISBN: 1432726846

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 108

View: 6136


"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.

The New CEO Corporate Leadership Manual

Strategic and Analytical Tools for Growth

Author: Steven M. Bragg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118093062

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 4477


The ultimate instruction manual for every new CEO The New CEO Corporate Leadership Manual is essential reading for every CEO needing a blueprint for the role of CEO, including an overview of organizational structure, corporate strategy, management systems and finance. Along with considerable information about the financial systems needed for a modern corporation, with particular emphasis on funds management, going public, and dealing with investors, this important book explains how to select acquisition targets, price them appropriately, and successfully integrate them, as well as how to turn around a failing enterprise. Gives new CEOs a hard, quantitative view of the systems and techniques needed to run a company Discusses the CEO's place in the corporation Explores information technology strategy, tax strategy, outsourcing strategy and more Filled with pragmatic insights, proactive strategies, and best practices, The New CEO Corporate Leadership Manual is destined to become the desktop companion you employ to be successful in your new position.

Police Practices and Civil Rights in New York City

A Report of the United States Commission on Civil Rights

Author: Mary Frances Berry

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780756705343


Page: 198

View: 5814


On May 26, 1999, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights conducted a hearing in New York City to examine current police practices & their impact on civil rights in the community at large. The Commission had a strong interest in studying the methods used by the city to balance crime fighting with the exercise of appropriate restraint, particularly following the highly publicized tragedies involving Abner Louima & Amadou Diallo. This report is intended to offer insights into some of the tensions that exist between the New York Police Dept. & the communities that it serves. Chapters: recruitment, selection, & training; police-community relations; & civilian complaints.