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Alpert, Geoffrey P.

Overview
Works: 65 works in 211 publications in 2 languages and 8,038 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HV8138, 344.730356
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Geoffrey P Alpert
Critical issues in policing : contemporary readings by Roger G Dunham( Book )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highly regarded for its authoritative coverage in four previous editions, this collection of articles written by experts and specialists examines the complex elements of policing within the broader social context. The twenty-nine articles in the extensively revised fifth edition include twelve that are entirely new and ten that have been updated. This timely anthology provides access to crucial information about how policing has evolved to be what it is today; what makes policing and the police organization unique; public conceptions about the police; and the effects of current trends in training, community-oriented policing, and use of high-tech information systems. In-depth coverage offers readers the chance to gain a vivid under-standing of the issues confronting law enforcement personnel, policy makers, and the public
Legal rights of prisoners : an analysis of legal aid by Geoffrey P Alpert( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policing urban America by Geoffrey P Alpert( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this review of the most controversial issues in contemporary law enforcement, Alpert and Dunham offer readers a volume that studies the frameworks in which the police function and provides information on how to understand and improve policing. They also offer readers a wide variety of career options available in the field of policing. The Third Edition builds upon the solid foundation of the previous editions to give readers a realistic overview of policing. The purpose is to bridge the gap between incomplete media portrayals and lucid facts about the multidimensional, often challenging functions of policing. The authors integrate research, policy, and practical observations in their discussions of relevant and interesting issues. The beginning chapters underscore the historical presence of the community-based philosophy. While later chapters on police organization and administration, police socialization, and styles of policing highlight this philosophy, other perspectives are presented for comparison. The up-to-date coverage of selection and training, deviance, the hazards of police work--including assaults and occupational stress--combines with important information about minority hiring, the use of force, police pursuits, and litigation against the police, revealing to readers a complete and accurate examination of the policing occupation
The Dilemmas of corrections : contemporary readings by Kenneth C Haas( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forces of deviance : understanding the dark side of policing by Victor E Kappeler( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policing multi-ethnic neighborhoods : the Miami study and findings for law enforcement in the United States by Geoffrey P Alpert( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Data from five Miami neighborhoods with different ethnic and socioeconomic characteristics formed the basis of an analysis of differences in police and citizen attitudes toward various police practices and the implications of these differences for policing. Data came from a middle-class black neighborhood, a government-subsidized housing project for low-income blacks, two neighborhoods with large numbers of Cuban immigrants from two different immigration periods, and a well-established Anglo middle-class and upper-middle-class area. Information was gathered from 220 community residents as well as from 451 high school students in neighborhood schools and 101 police officers. Citizens and students were asked about demographics, contacts with the police, and whether these contacts were positive or negative. Police were asked about their demographic characteristics and length of service in the police and the particular district. Findings showed that neighborhood residence has more influence than gender or ethnicity in explaining variations in attitudes toward policing. However, police in the different neighborhoods do not have differing styles of policing to match the unique characteristics of the neighborhoods. Findings support the need to base policing strategies and practices on neighborhood characteristics, particularly for homogeneous neighborhoods that have attitudes and values divergent from the police. Policy recommendations focusing on positive policing, a description of the crucial components of community-based policing
Understanding police use of force : officers, suspects, and reciprocity by Geoffrey P Alpert( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Understanding Police Use of Force' examines the patterns of interaction between the officer & the citizen that lead to police use of force. The authors put forward a new conceptual framework, the Authority Maintenance Theory, for examining & assessing police use of force
The American system of criminal justice by Geoffrey P Alpert( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beating the insanity defense : denying the license to kill by David M Nissman( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police pursuit : policies and training by Geoffrey P Alpert( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Institute of Justice of the United States Department of Justice presents the full text of an article entitled "Police Pursuit: Policies and Training," by Geoffrey P. Alpert. The article discusses research concerning the high-speed police pursuit of fleeing suspects
American prison systems : punishment and justice by Richard Hawkins( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early warning systems : responding to the problem police officer by Samuel Walker( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police vehicles and firearms : instruments of deadly force by Geoffrey P Alpert( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reviews the research and historical reform trends that have influenced the development of police policy on firearms and hot pursuit use and training. Following a discussion of some of the legal issues that pertain to the use of deadly force, with a focus on firearms and pursuit driving, two chapters discuss the nature of and trends in research on deadly force with firearms. These chapters are followed by one that reviews the impact of research and public attitudes on police policy and training for the use of firearms. This chapter addresses the specific components of firearms policies, the research on policies, and the advances that have occurred in training officers to act in accordance with these guidelines. Given the sparseness of research on police pursuit driving, only one chapter addresses such research, followed by a chapter on policy issues for pursuit driving. The discussion notes that police policies on both firearms use and pursuits attempt to balance the need to apprehend suspects with the value of human life. Historical trends in both of these areas have been toward policies that further restrict police power to use these forms of deadly force. The final chapter identifies and discusses the forces that generated the social movement of reform for police use of firearms and the much slower pace of reform in police pursuit driving
Community policing : contemporary readings by Geoffrey P Alpert( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police pursuit driving : controlling responses to emergency situations by Geoffrey P Alpert( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dilemmas of punishment : readings in contemporary corrections by Kenneth C Haas( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helicopters in pursuit operations by Geoffrey P Alpert( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dilemmas of corrections : multidisciplinary perspectives( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police pursuit driving : policy and research by Geoffrey P Alpert( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police pursuits, oftenreceivinga lot of media attention, have become a topic of concern and priority for both law enforcement and the communities they serve. Theyoften come with high risks for the well-being ofcommunity members andfor both the police officers involved in the chaseas well as for thefleeing suspects. In this brief, we summarize what is known about police pursuits, from both legal decisions and criminological research. We then discuss the impact of this research on police pursuit policy, court decisions, and media reports. We offer suggestions about the need for more development and use of research, and the challenges for research to be integrated into police policies, training, supervision and accountability systems
Developing and maintaining police-researcher partnerships to facilitate research use : a comparative analysis by Jeff Rojek( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Brief discusses methods to develop and maintain police? researcher partnerships. First, the authors provide information that will be useful to police managers and researchers who are interested in creating and maintaining partnerships to conduct research, work together to improve policing and help others understand the linkages between the two groups. Then, more specifically, they describe how police managers consider and utilize research in policing and criminal justice and its findings from a management perspective in both the United States and Australia. While both countries experience similar issues of trust, acceptance, utility, and accountability between researchers and practitioners, the experiences in the countries differ. In the United States with 17,000 agencies, the use of research findings by police agencies requires understanding, diffusion and acceptance. In Australia with a small number of larger agencies, the problems of research-practitioner partnerships have different translational issues, including acceptance and application. As long as police practitioners and academic researchers hold distinct and different impressions of each other, the likelihood of positive, cooperative, and sustainable agreements between them will suffer
 
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Policing multi-ethnic neighborhoods : the Miami study and findings for law enforcement in the United States
Alternative Names
Alpert, Geoffrey

Alpert, Geoffrey 1948-

Alpert, Geoffrey Philip 1948-

Languages
English (145)

Italian (1)

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Policing urban AmericaThe Dilemmas of corrections : contemporary readingsForces of deviance : understanding the dark side of policingPolicing multi-ethnic neighborhoods : the Miami study and findings for law enforcement in the United StatesUnderstanding police use of force : officers, suspects, and reciprocityPolice vehicles and firearms : instruments of deadly forceCommunity policing : contemporary readingsPolice pursuit driving : controlling responses to emergency situationsThe dilemmas of corrections : multidisciplinary perspectives