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Название: World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems (v. 1)
Автор: Kurian G.Th. (Editor)
First published nearly 20 years ago, this new edition updates information for the twenty-first century. The fall of the Soviet Union, burgeoning democratic countries, terrorist acts, and the rise of cybercrime and international crime provide a wealth of new subjects and statistics. The first part of the encyclopedia includes 20 multi-page overviews on topics such as "community policing." Inlerpol." and "emerging trends in terrorism." Information presented in this section will help lay readers understand issues affecting international policing and corrections. However, the bulk of the encyclopedia is devoted to individual entries on 198 countries. This information, with its statistics, appeals to both researchers and lay readers alike. Each entry includes four major sections: "Law Enforcement." with information on the history of various agencies in each country, along with their structure and organization, education and training, uniforms and weapons, and police statistics: "Human Rights." detailing information on violations, torture, and other punishments: "Crime." including statistics on murder, assaults, and burglary: and "Correctional Systems." providing statistics on prisoner and detainee populations as well as prison conditions. Many of the country entries include a bibliography. In addition, the last part of the book contains a general bibliography arranged by topic, plus listings of police ethics codes from international. U.S.. and European agencies. This highly useful source for country police and corrections information is recommended for libraries supporting both practitioner and research collections in criminal justice and law enforcement.