World encyclopedia of police forces and correctional systems, 2d ed.; 2v.0787677361
World encyclopedia of police forces and correctional systems, 2d ed.; 2v.
Ed. by George Thomas George Thomas may refer to:
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The bulk of this encyclopedia--the second edition of a work first published in 1988 as World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Penal System--consist of 198 country studies on institutions of law enforcement and criminal justice. Theses country studies present information on the history, structure, and organization of police forces, along with some basic statistics; coverage of human rights issues; presentation of crime and prison statistics; and brief discussion of prisons and prison conditions. The country studies vary in depth of coverage, with entries on smaller countries such as Bahrain getting about one page of treatment and larger countries such as the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. getting over 100 pages and state-by-state coverage. Kurian (president, International Encyclopedia Society) also includes 20 overview articles on issues and general topics such as colonial policing, community policing, crime rates, the evolution of criminal investigation, cybercrime cybercrime
also known as computer crime
Any use of a computer as an instrument to further illegal ends, such as committing fraud, trafficking in child pornography and intellectual property, stealing identities, or violating privacy. , public safety, police leadership, policewomen, typology typology /ty·pol·o·gy/ (ti-pol´ah-je) the study of types; the science of classifying, as bacteria according to type.
the study of types; the science of classifying, as bacteria according to type. of police, role and place of the police in security sector reform, history of prisons, aviation terrorism, global trends in juvenile crime and justice, and transnational organized crime "Transnational Organized Crime" ("Transnational Crime"), is criminal activity, orgainised across national borders.
It has been likened to a cancer, spreading across the world. , as well as treatment of Europol and Interpol. Appendixes present sample police codes of ethics, dates of police force origins worldwide, country rankings of offenses reported to the police per 100,000 population, and a general bibliography.
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