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Police Practices in Global Perspective

Edited by John A. Eterno and Dilip K. Das - Contributions by Abdulrahman Dambazau; Emilio Dellasoppa; Yakov Gilinskiy; Steve James; Anthony Sciarabba; Christopher Sullivan; Arvind Verma; Ian Warren and Kam Wong

In an ever changing complex world, law enforcement must readily adapt to fight criminals/terrorists. In this work, Eterno and Das bring experts from all over the globe to explain policing in a way that only they can do. These experts are well-versed in law enforcement methods and operations in their respective countries. Nearly every part of the globe is represented in a cornucopia of nations: Australia, Brazil, China, India, Nigeria, Russia, and the United States. Many of the contributors are world renowned scholars with practical policing experience. Each chapter brings a unique viewpoint explaining the country's police from the perspective of that country's culture. The focus of the book is on transnational crime and terrorism; however, each chapter provides a basic understanding of policing in that nation. Additionally, a chapter on current legal practices throughout the world develops a global understanding of the difficulties faced by law enforcement. To combat crime and terrorism on a global scale requires an understanding of other nations: their cultures, their laws, their viewpoints. This book, written by indigenous authors, provides unique insights into the countries being examined. The wide range of countries combined with native experts make this book a necessary first step toward properly handling international crime and terrorism. « less more »
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 270Size: 6 x 9 1/8
978-1-4422-0024-1 • Hardback • September 2009 • $87.00 • (£60.00)
978-1-4422-0025-8 • Paperback • March 2011 • $38.00 • (£24.95)
978-1-4422-0026-5 • eBook • August 2009 • $36.00 • (£24.95)
John A. Eterno, a retired captain from the New York City Police Department, is associate dean and director of graduate studies in the Department of Criminal Justice at Molloy College. He is the author of Policing within the Law: A Case Study of the New York City Police Department.
Dilip K. Das is the founding president of International Police Executive Symposium (www.ipes.info) and the founding editor-in-chief of its affiliated journal Police Practice and Research: An International Journal.
Chapter 1: Policing in the United States: Balancing Crime Fighting and Legal Rights
Chapter 2: Policing in India: Response to Transnational Crime and Terrorism
Chapter 3: Policing in China: Terrorism and Mandate of Heaven
Chapter 4: Urbanization, State, and Privatization of Policing: Urban Militias in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Chapter 5: Australian Police Responses to Transitional Crime and Terrorism
Chapter 6: Police Response in the Russian Federation
Chapter 7: Cross-Border Crimes and Policing: Challenges and Lessons for Nigeria
Chapter 8: Transnational Crime and the Law: An Overview of Current Practices
Author Biographies
A wide ranging, diverse and provocative resource for those interested in global policing.
Eli B. Silverman, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; author of NYPD Battles Crime: Innovative Strategies in Policing

Invaluable resource for those interested in the dual law enforcement problems of international crime and terrorism.... Essential reading for all law enforcement professionals dealing with the devastatingly evil scourge of global criminality in general and the commission of terrorist acts in particular....Highly recommended.
J. C. Watkins Jr.; CHOICE, June 2010

Police Practices in Global Perspective will be a must-have reference book for any serious student of police practices in other countries. It provides the reader with a view of the differences in police practices in various nations, selected with a broad view of the international communities, giving the reader a solid foundation. The combination of these noted researchers in one text greatly enhances the value of the text.
Cliff Roberson , Editor-in-Chief; Professional Issues In Criminal Justice Journal