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Emergency Preparedness

Chapter Title

Emergency Preparedness

Book Title

Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement

Department

Department of Justice and Human Services

Files

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Document Type

Book Chapter

Editors

Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen

Description

Although there is a plethora of studies on crime and punishment, law enforcement is a relatively new field of serious research. When courts, sentencing, prisons, jails, and other areas of the criminal justice system are studied, often the first point of entry into the system is through police and law enforcement agencies. Unfortunately, understanding of the important issues in law enforcement has little general literature to draw on. Currently available reference works on policing are narrowly focused and sorely out-of-date. To this end, a distinguished roster of authors, representing many years of knowledge and practice in the field, draw on the latest research and methods to delineate, describe, and analyze all areas of law enforcement.

This three-volume Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement provides a comprehensive, critical, and descriptive examination of all facets of law enforcement on the state and local, federal and national, and international stages. This work is a unique reference source that provides readers with informed discussions on the practice and theory of policing in an historical and contemporary framework. The volumes treat subjects that are particular to the area of state and local, federal and national, and international policing. Many of the themes and issues of policing cut across disciplinary borders, however, and several entries provide comparative information that places the subject in context.

ISBN

978-0761926498

Publication Date

12-15-2004

Publisher

Sage Publications

City

Thousand Oaks, CA

Keywords

emergency preparedness, first responders, law enforcement

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

ORCID ID

0000-0002-5518-4762

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