The encyclopedia of American law enforcement
|Format:||Print Book 2007|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Written in a clear and engaging style, ""The Encyclopedia of American Law Enforcement"" gives the official low-down 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 exciting topic. Biographical information on figures such as U.S. attorney generals and FBI directors, various police chiefs and commissioners, sheriffs, criminologists, detectives, and victims are also included. This amazing volume is perfect for anyone interested in law enforcement and its role throughout history. The coverage includes: all major federal law enforcement agencies; at least one police department from each state; biographies of key figures; civil rights and social issues; community outreach efforts; famous or infamous incidents and scandals; law enforcement campaigns, such as the war on drugs; police codes, organization, and jargon; police tactics and special units; types of crime; and, women in law enforcement.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
-- United States
Law enforcement -- United States -- History -- Encyclopedias.
Police -- United States -- Encyclopedias.
Police -- United States -- Biography.
|Publisher|| New York :Checkmark Books,2007
vi, 424 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 400-405) and index.