© 1993

Police Innovation and Control of the Police

Problems of Law, Order, and Community

  • Lorraine Green
  • David Weisburd
  • Craig Uchida

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Weisburd, Craig Uchida, Lorraine Green
      Pages 3-9
  3. The Development of Legal Control of the Police

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Jerome H. Skolnick
      Pages 13-31
  4. Changing Trends in Police Innovation: Toward Community-Based Policies of Crime Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. John E. Eck
      Pages 59-79
    3. Stephen D. Mastrofski, Jack R. Greene
      Pages 80-102
    4. Michael E. Buerger
      Pages 103-124
  5. Problems of Law, Order, and Community in Comparative Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Louise Shelley
      Pages 127-144
  6. Crime Control and Police Control: Future Trends and Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Lawrence W. Sherman
      Pages 171-189
    3. Jerome H. Skolnick
      Pages 190-206
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 207-223

About this book


Police Innovation and Control of the Police: Problems of Law, Order and Community brings together an impressive array of scholars and analysts to examine the impact of the development of crime control strategies on problems of police corruption and abuse. The text provides an historical overview of the development of legal control of the police, and examines the challenges that recent innovations, such as community or problem oriented policing present to the traditional, historical mechanisms for maintaining control of the police. Additionally, a comparative perspective is featured that draws upon the experiences of the Gorbachev era in the Soviet Union as well as on the history of European law enforcement over the last century. This book is instrumental for encouraging discussion and debate of police innovation and its impact on the ability of society to control the police abuse. In light of the Los Angeles riots of the Spring of 1992, scholars, practitioners, and students of crime prevention studies, criminology, and psychology will find this volume timely, topical, and provocative.


Crime Prevention Innovation Kriminalpsychologie Kriminologie Polizei law police psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Lorraine Green
  • David Weisburd
    • 1
    • 2
  • Craig Uchida
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Crime Prevention StudiesRutgers UniversityNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Institute of CriminologyHebrew University Law SchoolJerusalemIsrael
  3. 3.National Institute of JusticeUSA

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