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The problem of crime in America has become a preoccupation of urban residents. James Q. Wilson discusses some objective and subjective reasons for the rise in the crime rate in the late 1960's and early 1970's and presents a symptomatic approach to dealing with this crime rate.
Dr. Angell has suggested that the conventional police organizational design has been responsible for problems in police and community relations, police morale and the coordination of police operations. He proposed a participatory community-based, collegial, police organizational structure called...
The influence of the "occupational culture" of police work on police behavior has been well established. However, past studies have dealt with male officers only, inasmuch as the entry of women into this profession in large numbers is a relatively recent occurrence. Given the difference between...
The widespread emphasis upon early release of convicted felons and misdemeanants led to investigation of the effects of variation in level of supervision of offenders subsequent to release. The authors describe a project in the State of Florida which included varying intensity of supervision for...
An organizational analysis of various inmate groups within the Mississippi State Penitentiary, locally known as Parchman, has called into question the "cohesion" model of inmate groups as ones which remain firmly united against the enemy out-group, the prison administration. The organizational...
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