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The New World of Police Accountability
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The New World of Police Accountability

Second Edition


December 2013 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.
 
PART I. INTRODUCTON
 
Chapter 1. Introduction to the New Police Accountability
 
Chapter 2. Accomplishments and Limits of Traditional Police Reform
 
PART II. THE ELEMENTS OF THE NEW POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY
 
Chapter 3. Critical Incident Policies
 
Chapter 4. Citizen Complaints and Complaint Investigations
 
Chapter 5. Early Intervention Systems
 
Chapter 6. External and Internal Review
 
PART III. CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN ACCOUNTABILITY
 
Chapter 7. Risk Management as an Accountability Strategy
 
Chapter 8. The New Technology and Police Accountability
 
Chapter 9. The Economic Crisis and Police Accountability
 
PART IV. THE FUTURE OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY
 
Chapter 10. The Future of Police Accountability

With all that is going on in the world of American policing currently, few books offer credible and evidence-based practices and strategies for change than does this text. Walker is a leading expert and has devoted years to the study and advocacy of police accountability. The addition of Archbold as a co-author only strengthens the value of the contents within.

Dr Connie Koski
Soci Anthr Criminal Just Dept, Longwood University
April 24, 2015
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Covers important and up-to-date developments in the field since the First Edition, including the use of risk management by police agencies; the impact of the economic downturn on police accountability; and advancements in technology and police accountability.
  • Offers updated material on federal consent decrees.
  • Includes a new chapter on risk management.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Discusses important 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 online resources for further research on key topics.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Chapter 3


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