Police and Citizen Perceptions of Police Power (Criminology Studies S. No. 24)

Police and Citizen Perceptions of Police Power (Criminology Studies S. No. 24)

By: Gina Robertiello (author)Hardback

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This work explores the perceptions of police power by citizens and by the police officers themselves. This work is based on an extensive survey by the author. It adds to the much needed body of knowledge on the police and the public. In addition, there are recommendations on how to improve current relations. This book will be of great interest to those involved in criminology and law.

About Author

Dr. Robertiello has been teaching in the Criminal Justice Department at Seton Hall University since 1996. She received a B.S. in Administration of Justice from Rutgers University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University, School of Criminal Justice. Her areas of expertise are domestic violence and police behavior.


Foreword, Acknowledgments, Introduction; Purpose, Implications; Chapter I. Police-Citizen Interaction: A. Constitutionally Permissible Behavior; B. Police Training; C. Law and Training versus Reality; Chapter II. Literature Review: A. Perceptions of Citizens; B. Influences of the Media; C. Factors Expected to Influence Police Behavior; Chapter III. Theory and Hypotheses; Chapter IV. Methodology; A. Site; B. History of Newark Police Department; C. Newark Statistics; D. Research Design; E. Scenario/Vignette Application; F. Pretest; G. Survey Administration; Chapter V. Analysis Summary; A. Section I-Police Officer Responses; B. Summary of Within Group Differences; C. Section I-Citizen Responses; D. Summary of Within Group Differences; E. Section I-Police versus Citizen Responses; F. Summary of Between Group Differences; G. Section II-Citizen Responses; H. Section III-Citizen Responses; Chapter VI. Conclusions; Chapter VII. Appendices; References; Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773462564
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 407
  • ID: 9780773462564
  • ISBN10: 0773462562

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