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The Encyclopedia of American Law Enforcement

A handy guide to the history of American law enforcement and crime-fighting.


Written in a clear and engaging style, The Encyclopedia of American Law Enforcement gives the official lowdown on … (See Below for Full Description)
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A handy guide to the history of American law enforcement and crime-fighting.

Written in a clear and engaging style, The Encyclopedia of American Law Enforcement gives the official lowdown on the exciting world of law enforcement, providing an A-to-Z history of the police and law enforcement authorities in the United States—from the 17th century to the present. With more than 600 entries, this book goes behind the scenes and takes a closer look at this intriguing topic.

Coverage includes:
  • All major federal law enforcement agencies
  • At least one police department from each state and most major cities
  • Biographies of key figures such as U.S. attorney generals and FBI directors
  • Civil rights and social issues
  • Community outreach and crime prevention efforts, such as Crime Stoppers and D.A.R.E.
  • Law enforcement campaigns, such as the War on Drugs
  • Police codes, organization, and jargon
  • Police tactics and special units
  • Scandals and other infamous incidents
  • Types of crime
  • Women in law enforcement.
Biographical information on figures such as U.S. attorney generals and FBI directors, various police chiefs and commissioners, sheriffs, criminologists, detectives, and victims is also provided. This fascinating volume is perfect for anyone interested in law enforcement and its development throughout history.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-8160-6291-1
ISBN-10 816062919
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series ---
Author Michael Newton
Publication Date 2/1/2007
Book's Binding Paperback
Imprint Checkmark
Specifications More than 75 black-and-white photographs. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Cross-references.
Available Formats Print

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