The Role of Police in American Society: A Documentary History (Primary Documents in American History and Contemporary Issues)

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From the night watchmen of the 17th century to the highly publicized Rodney King hearings, the history and development of police policy and the role of police in American society are traced through this collection of 95 primary documents. Students, teachers, and interested readers can use this valuable resource to examine the development and role of the police in the United States through the words of the people who were involved in the struggle to enforce laws, uphold the Constitution, maintain safe and stable communities, and create efficient and effective police forces. An explanatory introduction precedes each document to aid the user in understanding the economic, political, social, and legislative forces that helped shape the role of the police in our society.

Riots, strikes, commission reports, innovations, groundbreaking studies, and major court cases from different time periods are presented in a balanced manner. This volume is divided into seven parts, each part representing a different time period in which the roles of the police were being redefined. Vila and Morris present the reader with theories from different professionals on what the role of the police should be and how to develop these roles, as well as presenting successful and unsuccessful models to help readers draw their own conclusions.

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A collection of 95 primary documents tracing the history and development of police policy and the role of police in American society.

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Bryan Vila is a professor emeritus at Washington State University and founder/director of its Simulated Hazardous Operational Tasks laboratory. His research interests include cross-cultural policing, police fatigue and work hours, and criminology theory. He has published more than 70 articles on these topics as well as four books, including Tired Cops: the Importance of Managing Police Fatigue.

Since receiving his Ph.D. in 1990 from the University of California, Davis, Bryan has held tenured faculty positions at the University of California, Irvine and the University of Wyoming. Prior to joining WSU in 2005, he directed crime control and prevention research at the U.S. Department of Justice.
 
Before he became an academic, Bryan served as a law enforcement officer for 17 years -- including nine years as a street cop and supervisor with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, six years as a police chief helping the emerging nations of Micronesia develop stable and culturally-appropriate law enforcement agencies, and two years as a federal law enforcement officer in Washington, D.C.


Cynthia (Cyn) Morris has worked as a writer and editor for 36 years. During that time she has published 14 books -- including Micronesian Blues -- and written thousands of news and feature articles on topics ranging from camel farming to negative wormholes.

A lifelong cruciverbalist, she is the author of three puzzle series -- CynAcrostics, AmericanAcrostics, and AnimaCrostics -- all available in print, and on the Egghead GamesAcrostics app.

From 1985 to 1995, Cyn was an award-winning science writer at the University of California, Irvine. She also has worked as the assistant regional PR manager for MCI Communications Corp., and as an account executive for a Newport Beach-based PR firm.

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