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Author Archbold, Carol.

Title Police accountability, risk management, and legal advising / Carol A. Archbold
Published New York : LFB Scholarly Pub., 2004
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Description 1 online resource (x, 178 pages)
Series Criminal justice : recent scholarship
Criminal justice (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC)
Contents Police liability in the United States -- Police legal advising & risk management : alternative police liability management tools -- A national study of risk management & police legal advising : methodology and theoretical approach -- Results of the national study -- Best practices and model programs -- Conclusions, policy implications, and future research
Summary Archbold presents the findings of the first nationwide study of the use of risk management and police legal advising in some of the largest police agencies in the United States. She discusses the prevalence of risk managers and police legal advisors, factors associated with the adoption, role, and perceived impact of such programs on police liability, professionalism, and accountability. Archbold finds that most law enforcement agencies have adopted police legal advisors and/or risk managers in order to respond to the changes in their work environment. These legal advisors and risk managers work together with police management to modify department policies, training, and supervision over line officers with the aim of reducing liability risks
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-175) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Police legal advisors -- United States.
Police misconduct -- United States.
Risk management -- United States.
Tort liability of police -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1280361387
1593320388 (acid-free paper)
1593321058 (electronic bk.)
9781280361388
9781593320386 (acid-free paper)
9781593321055 (electronic bk.)