Police-Community Relations: Bridging the Gap

Author: WAYNE L. DAVIS, PH.D.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503533921

Category: Reference

Page: 654

View: 5257

This book provides an overview of police-community relations. First, this book examines elderly people and some of their concerns. To best serve the public, the police must understand the concerns of the public. Second, this book discusses various criminal theories and their limitations. Theories are effective for understanding problems and for solving the problems. However, every theory has a limitation. Third, this book discusses ethical systems and police department orientations, which are used to judge good police officer behavior. Fourth, this book discusses communication, deviance, and dealing with disadvantaged individuals. Fifth, this book discusses hot spots, crime prevention through environmental design, community policing, and community intervention. Finally, this book discusses how to estimate the implementation of a police-community relations program and provides several examples of how to evaluate a program via academic research.
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INTERVIEWING, INTERROGATION & COMMUNICATION for LAW ENFORCEMENT

Author: Davis, Leslie, Davis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499065876

Category: Political Science

Page: 540

View: 8356

This book provides an overview of effectively collecting, understanding, and presenting information. First, this book examines various situations via math, grammar, and logic. It is important for officers to apply math and English to the law so that they may be able to effectively articulate their actions in court. For example, laws and police actions can be evaluated via truth tables and Venn Diagrams. Second, this book discusses interrogation techniques and body language. Manipulating a suspect and collecting the right information in a legal and effective manner is a part of police work. Third, this book presents a deposition. The defense lawyer may ask certain questions in order to discredit the officer or to undermine the officer's report. Police officers should ask themselves the purpose of each question that is being asked during a deposition. Fourth, this book presents some resume information and typical job interview questions for potential police officers. Knowing what kinds of questions will be asked during an interview and effectively communicating to potential employers is essential. Fifth, this book discusses code information and handwriting comparisons. Code information may be important in a prison environment and handwriting comparisons allows for a totality of circumstance exercise. Sixth, this book discusses assumptions and limitation associated with information. Magic is a useful tool to demonstrate how flawed assumptions may lead to inaccurate conclusions. Seventh, this book provides a table that can be used to generate impromptu speeches. Various words can be randomly selected and the reader can use the words to create a short story. Eighth, this book discusses how to handle situations that deal with special situations and individuals who have disabilities. Finally, this book discusses various search techniques for evidence collection.
Posted in Political Science

Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Risk Assessment via Research Proposal (3rd ed.)

Author: Wayne L. Davis, Ph.D.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 149900253X

Category: Political Science

Page: 552

View: 334

This book discusses issues related to terrorism and suggests how to perform risk assessment via academic research. First, this book discusses several behavioral disorders and theories related to crime. Theories are important because they describe the problem, they control the survey questions during a study (the instrument must be valid), and they provide possible solutions to the problem. Second, this book discusses terrorism and risk management, emergency response, HazMat scenes, agroterrorism, and some of the pros and cons of different strategies for managing terrorism. Finally, this book shows how to investigate a problem via academic research. Several research proposal examples are provided. Reading about a problem is good, but knowing how to solve a problem is better. What the readers will come to realize is that there are many assumptions and limitations related to a study, which may impact the credibility of the study. Hence, readers will come to realize the value of scholarly, peer-reviewed articles.
Posted in Political Science

Muscular Christianity

Manhood and Sports in Protestant America, 1880-1920

Author: Clifford Putney

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674042407

Category: History

Page: 310

View: 4345

Dissatisfied with a Victorian culture focused on domesticity and threatened by physical decline in sedentary office jobs, American men in the late nineteenth century sought masculine company in fraternal lodges and engaged in exercise to invigorate their bodies. One form of this new manly culture, developed out of the Protestant churches, was known as muscular Christianity. In this fascinating study, Clifford Putney details how Protestant leaders promoted competitive sports and physical education to create an ideal of Christian manliness.
Posted in History

Game Over

How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down

Author: Dave Zirin

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595588159

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

View: 2588

Legendary sportscaster Howard Cosell dubbed it rule number one of the jockocracy': sports and politics just don't mix. But as the celebrated alt-sportswriter Dave Zirin shows, politics has entered the modern sports arena with a vengeance. This timely and hard-hitting new book reveals the many ways that sports have become the third rail of world politics, offering insight into the efforts of gay and lesbian athletes to gain acceptance, female athletes' fights to be more than sex symbols and collective bargaining among athletes.'
Posted in Social Science

Brainwashed

Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority

Author: Tom Burrell

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 145875118X

Category: African Americans

Page: 416

View: 3358

''Black people are not dark-skinned white people,'' says advertising visionary Tom Burrell. In fact, they are a lot more. They are survivors of the Middle Passage and centuries of humiliation and deprivation, who have excelled against the odds, constantly making a way out of ''no way! '' At this point in history, the idea of black inferiority should have had a ''Going-Out-of-Business Sale.'' After all, Barack Obama has reached the Promised Land. Yet, as Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority testifies, too much of black America is still wandering in the wilderness. In this powerful examination of ''the greatest propaganda campaign of all time'' - the masterful marketing of black inferiority - Burrell poses 10 provocative questions that will make black people look in the mirror and ask why, nearly 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, so many blacks still think like slaves. Brainwashed is not a reprimand; it is a call to deprogram ourselves of self-defeating attitudes and actions. Racism is not the issue; how we respond to racism is the issue. We must undo negative brainwashing and claim a new state of race-based self-esteem and self-actualization.
Posted in African Americans

Countering the conspiracy to destroy Black boys

Author: Jawanza Kunjufu

Publisher: African American Images

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 78

View: 5075

Vol. 2 published by African American Images.
Posted in Education

Notable Black American Women

Author: Jessie Carney Smith,Shirelle Phelps

Publisher: VNR AG

ISBN: 9780810391772

Category: Reference

Page: 775

View: 7654

Provides brief biographies of business executives, writers, journalists, lawyers, physicians, actresses, singers, musicians, artists, educators, religious leaders, civil rights activists, politicians, aviators, athletes, and scientists
Posted in Reference

Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City

Author: Elijah Anderson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393070385

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 8824

Unsparing and important. . . . An informative, clearheaded and sobering book.—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post (1999 Critic's Choice) Inner-city black America is often stereotyped as a place of random violence, but in fact, violence in the inner city is regulated through an informal but well-known code of the street. This unwritten set of rules—based largely on an individual's ability to command respect—is a powerful and pervasive form of etiquette, governing the way in which people learn to negotiate public spaces. Elijah Anderson's incisive book delineates the code and examines it as a response to the lack of jobs that pay a living wage, to the stigma of race, to rampant drug use, to alienation and lack of hope.
Posted in Social Science

Understanding Violence Against Women

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Panel on Research on Violence Against Women

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309175838

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 3638

Violence against women is one factor in the growing wave of alarm about violence in American society. High-profile cases such as the O.J. Simpson trial call attention to the thousands of lesser-known but no less tragic situations in which women's lives are shattered by beatings or sexual assault. The search for solutions has highlighted not only what we know about violence against women but also what we do not know. How can we achieve the best understanding of this problem and its complex ramifications? What research efforts will yield the greatest benefit? What are the questions that must be answered? Understanding Violence Against Women presents a comprehensive overview of current knowledge and identifies four areas with the greatest potential return from a research investment by increasing the understanding of and responding to domestic violence and rape: What interventions are designed to do, whom they are reaching, and how to reach the many victims who do not seek help. Factors that put people at risk of violence and that precipitate violence, including characteristics of offenders. The scope of domestic violence and sexual assault in America and its conequences to individuals, families, and society, including costs. How to structure the study of violence against women to yield more useful knowledge. Despite the news coverage and talk shows, the real fundamental nature of violence against women remains unexplored and often misunderstood. Understanding Violence Against Women provides direction for increasing knowledge that can help ameliorate this national problem.
Posted in Social Science

White Fragility

Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism

Author: Robin DiAngelo

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807047414

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 192

View: 2244

Explores counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism that serve to protect their positions and maintain racial inequality.
Posted in FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Confronting a Culture of Violence

A Catholic Framework for Action

Author: United States Catholic Conference,United States Catholic Conference. Committee for Domestic Social Policy

Publisher: USCCB Publishing

ISBN: 9781555860288

Category: Religion

Page: 33

View: 7367

Addresses the need for a moral revolution and a renewed ethic of justice, responsibility, and community. Recognizes impressive examples in dioceses, parishes, and schools across the country.
Posted in Religion

Lord of the Flies

A Novel

Author: William Golding,Edmund L. Epstein

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780399501487

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 4354

The classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island.
Posted in Fiction

There Is No Crime for Those Who Have Christ

Religious Violence in the Christian Roman Empire

Author: Michael Gaddis

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520241045

Category: History

Page: 396

View: 5342

Focusing on the 4th and 5th centuries, Michael Gaddis explores how various groups employed the language of religious violence to construct their own identities, to undermine the legitimacy of their rivals, & to advance themselves in the competitive & high stakes process of Christianizing the Roman Empire.
Posted in History

Black Boy

Author: Richard Wright

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780062421050

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 3934

Richard Wright grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard," hanging about in taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either indifferent to him, pitying, or cruel, and on the other by blacks who resented anyone trying to rise above the common lot. Black Boy is Richard Wright's powerful account of his journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. It is at once an unashamed confession and a profound indictment—a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

The Confidence Gap

A Guide to Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt

Author: Russ Harris

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834827662

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 7646

Too many of us miss out on opportunities in life because we lack self-confidence. Whether it's public speaking, taking on a leadership role, or asking someone for a date, there are situations in which we just don't feel equipped to handle the challenges we face. Russ Harris offers a surprising solution to low self-confidence, shyness, and insecurity: Rather than trying to "get over" our fears, he says, the secret is to form a new and wiser relationship with them. Paradoxically, it's only when we stop struggling against our fearfulness that we begin to find lasting freedom from it. Drawing on the techniques of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a cutting-edge form of cognitive-behavioral therapy, The Confidence Gap explains how to: • Free yourself from common misconceptions about what confidence is and how to build it • Transform your relationship with fear and anxiety • Clarify your core values and use them as your inspiration and motivation • Use mindfulness to effectively handle negative thoughts and feelings.
Posted in Self-Help

Good Practice in Student Affairs

Principles to Foster Student Learning

Author: Gregory S. Blimling,Elizabeth J. Whitt

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780787944575

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 7195

Sponsored by American College Personnel Association and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Good Practice in Student Affairs expands on key practice standards outlined in a joint document sponsored by the American College Personnel Association and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators: The Principles of Good Practice for Student Affairs. Based on the findings of the joint study group, this volume identifies the best practices in student affairs, presents research used to define the practices, and gives examples of how to these principles in the field. This essential guide to effective practice is for student affairs professionals on all types of campuses. Authors include leading scholars and experienced practitioners in the fields of higher education and student affairs. They draw from the most current thinking and research to show how readers can translate principles for good practice into programs and services that support curricular objectives, advance student learning and development, and enrich campus communities. In a field where there have been diverging views of the role, scope, and mission of student affairs work, this resource provides a comprehensive action plan for fostering the education of students through student affairs.
Posted in Education

The Man-Not

Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood

Author: Tommy J. Curry

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1439914869

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

View: 3570

Tommy J. Curry’s provocative book The Man-Not is a justification for Black Male Studies. He posits that we should conceptualize the Black male as a victim, oppressed by his sex. The Man-Not, therefore,is a corrective of sorts, offering a concept of Black males that could challenge the existing accounts of Black men and boys desiring the power of white men who oppress them that has been proliferated throughout academic research across disciplines. Curry argues that Black men struggle with death and suicide, as well as abuse and rape, and their genred existence deserves study and theorization. This book offers intellectual, historical, sociological, and psychological evidence that the analysis of patriarchy offered by mainstream feminism (including Black feminism) does not yet fully understand the role that homoeroticism, sexual violence, and vulnerability play in the deaths and lives of Black males. Curry challenges how we think of and perceive the conditions that actually affect all Black males.
Posted in Social Science

American Negro Songs

230 Folk Songs and Spirituals, Religious and Secular

Author: John Wesley Work

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486402711

Category: Music

Page: 259

View: 3798

Authoritative study traces the African influences and lyric significance of such songs as Swing Low, Sweet Chariot and John Henry, and gives words and music for 230 songs. Bibliography. Index of Song Titles.
Posted in Music

The Smartest Kids in the World

And How They Got That Way

Author: Amanda Ripley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145165443X

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 7975

Following three teenagers who chose to spend one school year living in Finland, South Korea, and Poland, a literary journalist recounts how attitudes, parenting, and rigorous teaching have revolutionized these countries' education results.
Posted in Education