Police behavior, hiring and crime fighting : an international view / edited by John A. Eterno, Ben Stickle, Diana Scharff Peterson, and Dilip K. Das.

New York, NY : Routledge, 2022.
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Advances in police theory and practice series
Biographical/​Historical note
John A. Eterno is a professor, associate dean, and director of graduate studies in criminal justice at Molloy College and a retired captain from the New York Police Department. Molloy College has recognized his accomplishments with awards in various areas, including research/publication, teaching, and service. He has penned numerous books, book chapters, articles, and editorials on topics in policing. Examples of his publications: an op-ed in the New York Times titled "Policing by the Numbers"; peer-reviewed articles in outlets such as Justice Quarterly, Public Administration Review, and Police Practice and Research; and books including The Crime Numbers Game: Management by Manipulation (with Eli B. Silverman), The New York City Police Department: The Impact of Its Policies and Practices, and The Detective's Handbook (with Cliff Roberson). Ben Stickle is an associate professor of criminal justice administration at Middle Tennessee State University. He holds a BA in sociology from Cedarville University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in justice administration from the University of Louisville. His research interests include policing, property crime, and emerging crime types (package theftand metal theft), focusing on opportunity theory and qualitative methods.Stickle has published in peer-reviewed journals such as the American Journal of Criminal Justice, Police Practice and Research, and Policing: An International Journal. He is the author of Metal Scrappers and Thieves: Scavenging for Survival and Profit. Diana Scharff Peterson has 20 years of experience in higher education teaching and leadership in the areas of research methods; comparative criminal justice systems; race, gender, class, and crime; statistics; criminology; sociology, and public policy analysis. Scharff Peterson is the liaison and representative for the International Police Executive Symposium (consultative status) for quarterly annual meetings at the United Nations in New York City, Geneva, and Vienna, including the Commission on the Status of Women in NYC, New York. Currently, Scharff Peterson is completing two concurrent Master's degrees at Arizona State University: Social Justiceand Human Rights and Public Affairs (Emergency Management). Dilip K. Das is the president, International Police Executive Symposium (IPES), www.ipes.info. He has authored, edited, and co-edited more than 40 books and numerous articles. He is the series editor of Advances in Police Theory and Practice and International Police Executive Symposium Co-Publications. He has traveled extensively throughout the world in comparative police research; as a visiting professor at various universities, including organizing annual conferences of the IPES; and as a human rights consultant to the United Nations.
Summary note
"This edited collection by internationally recognized authors provides essays on police behavior in the categories of police administration, police operations, and combatting specific crimes. Individual chapters strike at critical issues for police today, such as maintaining the well-being of officers, handing stress, hiring practices, child sexual exploitation, gun-running, 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"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Electronic reproduction. London Available via World Wide Web.
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