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The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal JusticeSheriff's Departments

The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice: Sheriff's Departments [ Abstract The position of sheriff in the United States is unique among figures in the fields of crime and justice, and their departments vary across and within the several states. The sheriff's department carries out the functions of law enforcement, corrections, court services, and court security. It tends to have more unsworn personnel than other law enforcement agencies. Sheriffs are usually responsible for running jails, which provide both pretrial confinement and short‐term punitive sentences. Sheriffs are responsible for much of the rural law enforcement throughout the United States, and are almost universally elected officials. ] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal JusticeSheriff's Departments

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Publisher
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 Blackwell Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISBN
9781118517383
Pages
1–3
DOI
10.1002/9781118517383.wbeccj238
Publisher site
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Abstract

[ Abstract The position of sheriff in the United States is unique among figures in the fields of crime and justice, and their departments vary across and within the several states. The sheriff's department carries out the functions of law enforcement, corrections, court services, and court security. It tends to have more unsworn personnel than other law enforcement agencies. Sheriffs are usually responsible for running jails, which provide both pretrial confinement and short‐term punitive sentences. Sheriffs are responsible for much of the rural law enforcement throughout the United States, and are almost universally elected officials. ]

Published: Dec 12, 2013

Keywords: county law enforcement; court security; jail; sheriff

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