Justice Without Trial Law Enforcement in Democratic Society

ISBN-10: 0024115215
ISBN-13: 9780024115218
Authors: Jerome H. Skolnick
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Author bio:

Arlene Skolnick, Ph.D., is a Visiting Scholar at the sociology department at New York University, and a consultant to the Families and Work Institute. for many years she was a member of the research staff at the Institute of Human Development, at the University of California, Berkeley, where she worked on the Berkeley Longitudinal Studies, examining the emotional lives and marriages of study members as they evolved from childhood to middle age. More recently, Professor Skolnick has been studying the sources and impact of job stress on the families of police officers. She has also taken part in several interdisciplinary projects dealing with social science, law and family policy. In recent…    


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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR Number of pages: 311 Dimensions: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall Weight: 0.946 lbs. Language: English

Table of contents

Democratic Order and the Rule of Law
The Setting, Method, and Development of the Research
A Sketch of the Police Officer's "Working Personality"
Operational Environment and Police Discretion
The Confrontation of the Suspect
The Informer System
The Narcotics Enforcement Pattern
The Clearance Rate and the Penalty Structure
Police Attitudes Toward Criminal Law
Conventional Morality, Judicial Control, and Police Conduct
The Working Police Officer, Police "Professionalism," and the Rule of Law
Epilogue A: Contemporary Law Enforcement in a Democratic Society
Epilogue B: The Challenge of Crime in the 1990s