Police Misconduct in America

Police Misconduct in America

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With just the right dose of academic pragmatism, Police Misconduct in America assesses the history of police excesses from 1900 to the present. * Provides a timeline of the origin of the police in different societies from the ancient era to the present, including important events such as the advent of training programs, historical acts, and critical incidents, and also discusses how police misconduct is defined * Includes biographical sketches of key figures in the history of police conduct, from Sir Robert Peel, J. Edgar Hoover, and Daryl Gates to Alice Stebbins Wells, the first sworn policewoman in the United StatesA legal essay and review explores types of police perjury, especially the a€œblue wall of silence, a€ an unwritten code in which officers are unwilling to disclose perjury or other misconduct by other officers. The code of silence has been exposedanbsp;...

Title:Police Misconduct in America
Author: Dean J. Champion
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2001-01-01

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