Criminal Law and Criminology: A Survey of Recent Books
Casper, Juliet M., Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology
COMMUNITY POLICING--UNITED STATES
Bureau of Justice Assistance, Neighborhood-Oriented Policing in Rural Communities: A Program Planning Guide (Washington, D.C.: The Bureau, 1994) 117 pp.
A neighborhood-oriented policing program is one way to achieve greater effectiveness in the handling of certain crimes. This book is a step by step guide to developing, implementing, and assessing a rural community policing program. Under such a plan, citizens share in the responsibility for dealing with crime, while police work is reoriented to reflect a more proactive and problem-solving approach to crime. The appendixes provide sample surveys, a mission statement with goals, problem-solving guides, and sources for further information.
The challenge of Community Policing: Testing the Promises (Dennis P. Rosenbaum, ed.) (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1994) 320 pp.
Traditional policing methods, such as random squad car patrols and radio call responses, have failed to permanently impact the problem of violent crime, drug trafficking, and gang activity in many American cities. The press and politicians have heralded community policing as the best alternative. Going beyond the rhetoric and politics, this book contains
Juliet M. Casper(*) Reference Librarian, Northwestern University School of Law Library. B.A. 1989, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame; J.D. 1992, Indiana University-Bloomington; M.L.S. 1993, Indiana University-Bloomington. articles that attempt to define the terminology, describe different types of programs, and evaluate the community policing programs that a number of cities in the United States and Canada have implemented. The articles address the implementation problems, the attitudes of the law enforcement agents, and the impact on the community.
Escaping Prison Myths: SelecteD Essays in the History of Federal Corrections (John W. Roberts, ed.) (Washington, D.C.: American University Press, 1994) 212 pp.
A one-day conference was held on 28 March 1991, at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., to commemorate the centenary of federal imprisonment. This book acts as a record of the proceedings at that conference--a conference …
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Publication information: Article title: Criminal Law and Criminology: A Survey of Recent Books. Contributors: Casper, Juliet M. - Author. Journal title: Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. Volume: 85. Issue: 2 Publication date: Fall 1994. Page number: 562+. © 1998 Northwestern University, School of Law. COPYRIGHT 1994 Gale Group.
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