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Honor Killings

Dietrich Oberwittler and Julia Kasselt.

in The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime

May 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Policing. 8970 words.

Honor killings are an extreme type of gendered domestic violence, with peculiar characteristics related to the social and cultural traditions of tribal, patriarchal societies. The killings...

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Illegal Immigration and Local Policing

Melanie A. Taylor, Scott H. Decker, Doris M. Provine, Paul G. Lewis and Monica W. Varsanyi.

in The Oxford Handbook of Police and Policing

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Policing. 9382 words.

This essay examines variation in the response of local police to undocumented immigrants. The essay begins with a review of the history of law enforcement responses to immigration. Changing...

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The Impact of Critical Incidents on Mental Health: An Exploratory Pilot Study into the Moderating Effects of Social Support on the Impact of Adverse Events in Dutch Rescue Workers

Alice H. M. Bakker, Anthony W. K. Gaillard, Marc J. P. M. van Veldhoven and Remy Hertogs.

in Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice

June 2016; p ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Policing; Criminology; Forms of Crime. 6091 words.

This study investigated mental health- and work-related problems of 67 rescue workers (police officers and medical emergency drivers) caused by the accumulation of critical incidents during...

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The Italian Anti-Mafia System between Practice and Symbolism: Evaluating Contemporary Views on the Italian Structure Model against Organized Crime

Anna Sergi.

in Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice

September 2016; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Policing; Criminology; Forms of Crime. 6457 words.

This article describes and analyses conceptualizations of mafias and anti-mafia in Italy across institutions in Italy. It first interprets criminal law provisions and the value of legal...

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Legitimacy and Lawful Policing

Sanja Kutnjak Ivković.

in The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice

September 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Policing; Penology and Punishment; Theories of Crime. 22725 words.

This article is organized as follows. Section I focuses on the concept of police legitimacy, exploring it from the police agency perspective (i.e., why people obey the authority), and...

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Local Police and the “War” on Terrorism

Brian Forst.

in The Oxford Handbook of Police and Policing

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Policing. 9485 words.

The problem of terrorism has raised a host of questions about how police should respond to the new threat, foremost of which is this: What is the responsibility of the police for countering...

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Navigating the One-on-One Model of Accountability: Lessons for Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables through the Lens of Principal–Agent Theory

Matthew Davies and Jayme Johnson.

in Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice

September 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Policing; Criminology; Forms of Crime. 5040 words.

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs)—single, locally elected politicians—were introduced in 2012 with the intention of strengthening local control over policing, by shifting oversight of...

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Order Maintenance Policing

David E. Thacher.

in The Oxford Handbook of Police and Policing

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Policing. 13254 words.

Order maintenance is the police role in defining and regulating the fair use of public spaces, and it has been a central aspect of police work since the inception of modern police agencies....

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