Encyclopedia of American Law Enforcement

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Bibliographic Details

Title: Encyclopedia of American Law Enforcement
ISBN: 9780816062911
Dewey Number: 363.20973
Author: Newton, Michael
Publisher: Checkmark Books
Subject: Reference
Publication Date: 2007-03-31
Language: English
Pages: 424

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Publisher Comments

Written in a clear and engaging style, The Encyclopedia of American Law Enforcement gives the official lowdown on the exciting world of law enforcement, providing an A-to-Z history of the police and law enforcement authorities in the United States-from the 17th century to the present. With more than 600 entries, this book goes behind the scenes and takes a closer look at this intriguing topic. Coverage includes all major federal law enforcement agencies; at least one police department from each state and most major cities; biographies of key figures; civil rights and social issues; community outreach and crime prevention efforts, such as Crime Stoppers and D.A.R.E.; scandals and other infamous incidents; law enforcement campaigns, such as the War on Drugs; police codes, organization, and jargon; police tactics and special units; types of crime; and women in law enforcement. Biographical information on figures such as U.S. attorney generals and FBI directors, various police chiefs and commissioners, sheriffs, criminologists, detectives, and victims is also provided.

Coverage includes:

All major federal law enforcement agencies
At least one police department from each state and most major cities
Biographies of key figures such as U.S. attorney generals and FBI directors
Civil rights and social issues
Community outreach and crime prevention efforts, such as Crime Stoppers and D.A.R.E.
Law enforcement campaigns, such as the War on Drugs
Police codes, organization, and jargon
Police tactics and special units
Scandals and other infamous incidents
Types of crime
Women in law enforcement.

Specifications

Black-and-white photographs. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Cross-references.

About the Author(s)

Michael Newton is a professional writer who has published more than 190 books since 1977. He has written primarily about crime, with a specialization in serial murder. His past books include The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers; The Encyclopedia of Kidnappings; The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes; and The Encyclopedia of Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories, all for Facts On File. He lives in Nashville, IN.

Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction
Entries A-Z
Appendix: Police Academies in the United States
Appendix: U.S. Law Enforcement Web Sites
Bibliography
Index

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