This book provides a comprehensive examination of the police role from within a broader philosophical context. Contending that the police are in the midst of an identity crisis that exacerbates unjustified law enforcement tactics, Luke William Hunt examines various major conceptions of the police—those seeing them as heroes, warriors, and guardians. The book looks at the police role considering the overarching societal goal of justice and seeks to present a synthetic theory that draws upon history, law, society, psychology, and philosophy. Each major conception of the police role is examined in light of how it affects the pursuit of justice, and how it may be contrary to seeking justice holistically and collectively. The book sets forth a conception of the police role that is consistent with the basic values of a constitutional democracy in the liberal tradition. Hunt’s intent is that clarifying the police role will likewise elucidate any constraints upon policing strategies, including algorithmic strategies such as predictive policing. This book is essential reading for thoughtful policing and legal scholars as well as those interested in political philosophy, political theory, psychology, and related areas. Now more than ever, the nature of the police role is a philosophical topic that is relevant not just to police officials and social scientists, but to everyone.
Gage Drummond's ex-fiancée is missing and in grave danger. Her identical twin sister is his only chance of finding her. But an accident has left Mallory Roth with amnesia. Still, Mallory is more than willing to help search for answers to secure Alyssa's safe return. But it soon becomes clear that Mallory isn't acting like herself. In fact, minute by minute, Mallory reminds Gage more and more of the woman he's desperate to find. And with one sister missing and another missing memories, it's obvious their enemies are playing for keeps. Can they discover the truth—before it's too late?
“The woman looked at her, staring face-to-face. Adrienne grasped the candy machine, fumbling for a knob to hold onto, immediately vertiginous: it was the dead woman, the corpse, Andie Shipley. Locking eyes, boring straight into her, and then the dead woman moved from the pillar and walked toward her. “Adrienne released the candy machine, grabbed tight to her suitcase, and ran for the train. With a low metallic groan it was already moving. She dashed for the door Earl had disappeared into, still open, and from the edge of her vision saw the woman change course to follow. She sprinted the last few yards and jumped up into the doorway, but her suitcase smacked against the side of the train and wrenched out of her hand. “Clutching the handrail she spun around, went to her knees, and stretched her free arm out for her bag. But the train slid away, speed growing, and a second set of hands clasped her luggage instead. Andie Shipley on her knees beside the bag met eyes again with Adrienne, watched her and the train move out of reach, watched till Adrienne thought both their heads must explode. Then Andie stood with Adrienne’s suitcase, turned, and vanished back into Betws-y-Coed station.” Newly unemployed soap opera actress Adrienne Simpson is having some trouble figuring out who she is ... and who everyone else is as well. She’s witnessed a murder from the battlements of an ancient Welsh castle, and when she sees the body up close she finds it disconcertingly reminiscent of herself. In the night she is visited by a ghost, but it’s not the murder victim — it’s Allison Minor, the character she has played on television for the past four years, whose death scene she came to Wales to film. For years Adrienne has felt the character of Allison has held her back from becoming the person she might be, and now she discovers Allison, freed by her death, has felt the same way about Adrienne. And the next day, leaving Wales with the seductive and mysterious man she met at the murder scene, her luggage is stolen from the train station by Andie Shipley, the woman everybody agrees is dead. After a wild night with her new lover Earl, who has an uncertain connection with Andie Shipley, Adrienne flees to Manhattan. But Earl follows, Allison reappears, and Andie — dead or alive — takes over Adrienne’s apartment and identity in Los Angeles. There is no running from the weirdness that has invaded her life, so Adrienne heads for home to confront the truth, and the corpse, head-on. Full of thrills, romance, and laughs, Identity Crisis takes us into a world where nothing can possibly be what it seems. ... Can it?
All things are possible. In the real world as we know, our society has many evils that do in fact exist. Although we know them to be true, we still find them hard to comprehend. For it is difficult for those of us with any substance of humanity to fathom such evils existing in real life, no matter how often tales of unbelievable horrors headline our newspapers or television sets. Just as you sit reading at this very moment; you or I could be next. All things are possible. Twins, Doreen and Darlene Ward enter a nightmare of unspeakable terror. When Dr. Jameson, professor of psychology at Middleton University is found murdered, Darlene Ward is the prime suspect. That is until Doreen Ward shows up throwing the whole proceedings into question. Which twin murdered Dr. Jameson? That is the question on Dr. Thornway and Chief Clarkson's minds. Neither of these two men ever imagined the horror that awaits them.
A NEW YORK TIMES EBOOK BESTSELLER A simple domestic abuse case turns deadly when the alleged abuser is killed and Stephanie Ann “Sam” McRae’s client disappears. When a friend asks Sam to find Melanie Hayes, the Maryland attorney is drawn into a complex case of murder and identity theft that has her running from the Mob, breaking into a strip club and forming a shaky alliance with an offbeat private investigator to discover the truth about Melanie and her ex-boyfriend. With her career and life on the line, Sam’s search takes her from the blue-collar Baltimore suburbs to the mansions of Gibson Island. Along the way, she learns that false identities can hide dark secrets, and those secrets can destroy lives.
This volume of the Journal of Police Studies reflects on theoretical developments concerning police. The book is focused on a paper by Jack R. Greene, titled The Tides and Currents, Eddies and Whirlpools and Riptides of Modern Policing: Connecting Thoughts. The paper was the outcome of a seminar organized at Ghent University in the framework of the working group on policing of the European Society of Criminology (ESC), held in September 2010. Greene's contribution refers to original background papers which were published earlier. This book pushes the analysis further, Ã?Â?starting from the observations Greene makes in his provocative roundup. The book's themes include: collective action and crime * policing and social democracy * the role of the law in policing * violence and police * the militarization and demilitarization of police * politics and policing * the transformation of policing * the evaluation of research methodology * buzz words and basics in policing * the history of theory * the emerging new policing role and its implications * police education and training * the erosion of community policing * the complexity of policing dirty crime * global crime and policing * the central tasks of the police * democratic policing.
This book covers historical experiences, contemporary practices, and comparative perspectives of policing and law enforcement in various parts of the world to provide reliable literature on international and comparative policing.
Offering a fascinating account of the development of women police over the past twenty years, this book refers to the author's extended research in India to examine how the Indian experience demonstrates a valuable alternative to the Anglo-American model; not only for traditional societies but for women police in the West as well. With reference to the establishment in 1992 of all-women units in Tamil Nadu, this unique experiment proved highly successful in enhancing the confidence and professionalism of women officers and ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of the police. At a time when policing is being rethought all over the world, not only in traditional societies, the Tamil Nadu practice illustrates important lessons for western countries that are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit and retain women officers. Natarajan's remarkable book is an important and original contribution to the literature on gendered policing, which to date has concentrated almost exclusively on the US and British experience.
This fourth edition of Robert Reiner's popular and highly-acclaimed text contains substantial revisions, to take into account the recent and profound changes in the law, policy and organisation of policing.
Marty South has a nice apartment and a steady well paid job. He had never had any ambition. He had always avoided any kind of responsibility. But now he thinks someone is trying to kill him and neither his girlfriend nor the police believe him. Then South finds a dead body in his apartment and an assassin with a shotgun waiting for him outside. He escapes with the help of a woman calling herself Angel who says she has been sent to take him somewhere safe. Angel takes South to meet Doctor Harrington who has been paid to keep South safe by a mystery benefactor. But the police and the assassin are now closing in and he doesn't know whether he can trust Doctor Harrington. When South does discover what is really happening he realizes that he can trust no one and the only thing he can do if he is to survive is to run and fight. All he really wanted was a quiet life. But that is just what he may never have again.