This edited collection by internationally recognized authors provides essays on police behavior in the categories of police administration, police operations, and combating specific crimes. Individual chapters strike at critical issues for police today, such as maintaining the well-being of officers, handling stress, hiring practices, child sexual exploitation, gunrunning, crime prevention strategies, police legitimacy, and much more.  

Understanding how police are hired and behave is a way of understanding different governments around the world. The book will cover the practices of countries as diverse as China, Germany, India, Japan, Turkey, South Africa, the United States, and others. Readers will be exposed to aspects of police that are rarely, if ever, explored. 

The book is intended for a wide range of audiences, including law enforcement and community leaders and students of criminal justice. 

part I|139 pages

Police Behavior

chapter Chapter 1|19 pages

Cultivating Well-Being Among Police Officers

Examining Challenges in the Workplace
ByPhilip Birch, Margaret H. Vickers, Sally Galovic, Michael Kennedy

chapter Chapter 2|17 pages

An Interdisciplinary Perspective on the Tragedy of Police-Citizen Encounters

From Social Dilemma via Fairness to Coordination
ByKatharina Friederike Sträter, René Hornung

chapter Chapter 3|17 pages

The Doctrine of Minimum Force in Policing

Origins, Uncertainties, and Implications
ByRichard Evans, Clare Farmer

chapter Chapter 4|10 pages

Perceptions of Police Officers of the Floating Population

A Pilot Study of Community Justice Initiatives in China 1
ByJurg Gerber, Di Jia

chapter Chapter 5|17 pages

Municipal Police Department's Use of Facebook

Exploring the Potential for Differences Across Size Classifications
ByBradley D. Edwards, Dustin L. Osborne, Rychelle Moses, Logan S. Ledford, Gabriela Smith

chapter Chapter 6|14 pages

Consent Decrees on Police Organizations

Policies and Practices
ByAllan Y. Jiao

chapter Chapter 7|14 pages

Police Discretion

An Issue of Untestable Reasonability in a Law Enforcement Process
ByJean Claude Geofrey Mahoro

chapter Chapter 8|17 pages

The Role of Legitimacy in Police Reform and Effectiveness

A Case Study on the Bangladesh National Police
ByHeath Grant, Shanna O’Reilly, Staci Strobl

chapter Chapter 9|12 pages

Police Behavior and Public Understanding

Insights and Innovations
ByJohn A. Eterno

part II|73 pages

Hiring and Training

chapter Chapter 10|18 pages

Hired With Competence

An Examination of Police Hiring Standards in Canada
ByScott E. Blandford

chapter Chapter 11|13 pages

An Examination of Police Corruption Utilizing the Theory of Planned Behavior

ByBen Stickle

chapter Chapter 12|17 pages

Relationship of Police Stress With Coping, Moral Reasoning, and Burnout

ByPriya Xavier

chapter Chapter 13|13 pages

An Evaluation of Safety and Security

A South African Perspective
ByDoraval Govender

chapter Chapter 14|10 pages

The Effects of Medical and Recreational Marijuana Policies on Hiring in US Municipal Police Departments

A Case Study of Mesa Police Department, Mesa, AZ
ByDiana Scharff Peterson, Carlos Avalos

part III|104 pages

Crime Control

chapter Chapter 15|11 pages

Policing Cybercrime

Is There a Role for the Private Sector?
ByRick Sarre

chapter Chapter 16|14 pages

Gunrunning 101

A How-To Guide About What to Look For
ByGregg W. Etter, Jeffery M. Johnson

chapter Chapter 17|11 pages

United We Stand

Collaborations to Combat Human Trafficking in Central Florida
ByKetty Fernández, Madelyn Diaz, Jolene Vincent, Lin Huff-Corzine, Jay Corzine, Tomas J. Lares

chapter Chapter 18|17 pages

Are Attacks Against Abortion Providers Acts of Domestic Terrorism?

A Three-Box Operational Sub-Theory of Merton's Anomie
ByGregg W. Etter, Hannah Collison (nee Socha)

chapter Chapter 19|17 pages

Freedom Versus Safety on the Roadways in Mesa, AZ

Analysis of Distracted Driving Incidents
ByDiana Scharff Peterson

chapter Chapter 20|14 pages

An Overview of Wildlife Enforcement Cooperation in Canada and North America

BySamantha de Vries

chapter Chapter 21|10 pages

A National Perspective on Retail Theft

ByMelody Hicks, Ben Stickle

chapter Chapter 22|8 pages

Sustained Footwear Characteristics Across Athletic Footwear Over Several Years

A Case Study of Impression Wear Patterns for Investigative Value
ByLee M. Wade