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Volunteer Police in the United States

Volunteer Police in the United States

Programs, Challenges, and Legal Aspects

by Elizabeth C. Bartels
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Publication Date: 14/11/2013
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This work examines in-depth the phenomenon of volunteer policing in the United States. Due to a combination of municipal budget cuts, decreased manpower, and a renewed interest in community partnership, everyday citizens are increasingly joining the police rank and file. This trend provides low-cost solutions for a number of policing problems, but also brings its own special challenges and considerations. This work provides a historical overview of volunteer police in the United States and abroad; an practical overview of volunteer programs throughout the United States including training programs, requirements and qualifications; a close examination of two central types of laws governing volunteer police units: the "Stand Your Ground" law and the "Good Samaritan" law; and overview of the dangers that can face volunteer police units, and a comparative analysis with volunteer programs worldwide. It will be of interest to researchers in police studies, criminal justice administration, and for policymakers and practitioners working with police organization and training.
ISBN:
9783319023649
9783319023649
Category:
Political economy
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
14-11-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Springer International Publishing AG
Country of origin:
Switzerland
Pages:
44
Dimensions (mm):
235x155x2mm
Weight:
0.95kg

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