City Police

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September 1980



This landmark 1973 study of city policemen portrays in detail work "on the street,"the way police regard their work, the way they deal day-by-day with suspects and criminals, with colleague and superiors, and with the general public. Jonathan Rubinstein spent over a year with the Philadelphia police force, riding second man in patrol cars on all shifts, and from this experience he describes every aspects of a policeman's working life: his conception of the place he polices; his sense of territory; the extent of his knowledge of the people he polices; his technique for surveillance of his area; his use of the tools of the trade to control people; his complicated relationships with his coworkers and his sergeant, who dominates his working life. And, of course, he deals extensively with the eternal problems of corruption and brutality. Written with great insight and without pro- or anti-police bias, "City Police" is rich in illustrative incidents and serves as an excellent model for future studies of police work.

EAN: 9780374515553
ISBN: 0374515557
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 1980
Seitenanzahl: 498 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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