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Title The role of police in American society : a documentary history / edited by Bryan Vila and Cynthia Morris
Published Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999


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Description xvi, 318 pages ; 24 cm
Series Primary documents in American history and contemporary issues, 1069-5605
Primary documents in American history and contemporary issues.
Contents Significant Dates in the History of the Police in America -- Pt. I. Night Watchmen, Constables, and Sheriffs: The Role of Early "Police" in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century America -- Pt. II. Rangers, Marshals, and Municipal Police Forces: The Role of the Police in the Nineteenth Century -- Pt. III. Police Reform and Social and Technological Advances in the Early Twentieth Century -- Pt. IV. A Growing Emphasis on Police Training, Professionalism, Efficiency, and Ethics, 1930-1959 -- Pt. V. Social Change and Conflicting Expectations of the Police Role, 1960-1978 -- Pt. VI. Reexamining and Redefining the Role of the Police, 1979-1989 -- Pt. VII. The Role of the Police in the 1990s -- App. A. Selected U.S. Supreme Court Cases -- App. B. Selected Police-Related Groups, Organizations, and Web Sites
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Law enforcement -- United States -- History -- Sources.
Police -- United States -- History -- Sources.
Author Morris, Cynthia, 1961-
Vila, Bryan, 1947-
LC no. 98041420
ISBN 0313301646 (alk. paper)