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Toch, Hans

Works: 59 works in 458 publications in 2 languages and 17,564 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Longitudinal studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Redactor, Interviewee
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Most widely held works by Hans Toch
Violent men; an inquiry into the psychology of violence by Hans Toch( Book )

51 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in English and held by 2,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This seminal book offers an insightful portrait of chronic predatory offenders, problem police officers, and others with a demonstrated propensity for violent conduct. Dr. Toch explores the personal motives, attitudes, assumptions, and perceptions of men who are recurrently violent. How patterned and consistent is the violence of such men? What are the dynamics of their escalating encounters? What personal dispositions and orientations are most apt to lead to violence? What can these observations tell us about the nature of human interaction, and violence itself? Violent Men offers not only scholarly research on violence, but also a sense of the humanity of its subjects. This special, 25th Anniversary Edition of Violent Men confronts recent debates over police violence, describes new clinical applications, and offers reflections from pre-eminent scholars on the widespread impact and enduring power of Dr. Toch's classic work."--Provided by publisher
Living in prison : the ecology of survival by Hans Toch( Book )

28 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book illuminates the relationship that links environments to the persons who must live and work in them. By presenting the maximum security prison as a living environment, and illustrating the personal impact prisons have on individual inmates, Hans Toch, who is a psychologist with many years of research experience in "real life" settings, shows us how men adapt to stressful stimuli. He also provides a blueprint for reform--a practical solution to the problem of making prisons, and other settings, more effective and more humane
The disturbed violent offender by Hans Toch( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who constitutes the subset of mentally ill who behave violently? Which criminal offenders are disturbed? Using case histories that serve as vivid depictions of disturbed violent offenders and their offenses, [the authors] address these and other questions on the way to answering the central question of the book: What are the relationships between emotional disorders and violence? By analyzing the results of a study they conducted of inmates in the New York state prison system, the authors . . . shed new light on the relationship between mental illness and violent behavior. Through use of cluster analysis resulting in a number of specific typologies, they are able to make detailed connections between offenders with mental disorders and the behavioral paths they may follow. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
The social psychology of social movements by Hans Toch( Book )

43 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social movements that Professor Toch examines in this book, originally published in 1966, range from the Black Muslims to food faddists, and the founders of these movements range from Hitler to Joan of Arc. Why do people join social movements? How do such movements serve the needs of their members, and what unique social problems do they cause? What are the typical consequences of membership? What gives rise to social movements, and how can we evaluate them? In The Social Psychology of Social Movements Hans Toch provides answers to
Cop watch : spectators, social media, and police reform by Hans Toch( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toch (emeritus, criminal justice, U. of Albany-SUNY) reviews the history of police reform over the past 50 years, stressing the role of citizen "spectators" in shaping police practice and policy, especially in the era of new digital communication such as social networking sites, cell phones, and blogging. The author also draws on his own original research in crowd behavior. The first part of the book relies on interviews with real police officers in an anonymous West Coast city from 1967 to 1971, shedding light on that city's experience with citizen concerns about police brutality and the subsequent resistance of rank-and-file police officers to reforms. Part 2, the bulk of the book, examines accusations of police brutality in Seattle, 2010-1011. The book includes an extensive list of references, mainly online documentation for the Seattle section. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Police violence : understanding and controlling police abuse of force( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Osrednja tema knjige je razumevanje in nadzorovanje policijske zlorabe sile: Kaj o tem pojavu menijo policija, javnost in raziskovalci? Kako pogost je ta pojav v ameriški policiji? Kaj je o tem pojavu že znano in kaj bi še morali vedeti, da bi ga lahko razumeli, preprečevali in odpravili? Kakšen je delež policijskih subkultur pri tovrstnem nasilju? Ali pri tem problemu lahko pomagajo policijski sindikati? Ali je že pri testiranju oziroma v postopku selekcije mogoče odkriti posameznike, ki so nagnjeni k zlorabi sile ali k nasilju in brutalnosti? Avtorji prispevkov poskušajo najti odgovore na ta in še mnoga druga etična ter metodološka vprašanja
Stress in policing by Hans Toch( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This analysis of police occupational stress draws primarily from a study conducted in two police departments in upstate New York. The study combined several methods of inquiry, including interviews, focus groups, personal observations, and questionnaires. One of the departments had undergone diversification and the other had not. Although the departments differed in diversity, both agencies were pursuing community-policing philosophies. The analysis focused on the relationship between stress and police reform, notably ongoing changes related to community-oriented policing and diversification of the police force. Older officers reported being more stressed than did younger officers. This was typically related to cumulative exposure to client problems, slower-than-hoped-for advancement, or less-than-anticipated recognition. Another primary factor was exposure to turbulent work environments over time, which became the occasion for discomfort with approaching retirement. Organization-related stress, compared with person-related stress, was identified by officers as the principal problem underlying stress. Organizational-related interventions, therefore, are required in preventing and ameliorating stress. There are current trends in policing that involve greater involvement of line officers in the organizational factors that affect their occupational duties. One is problem-oriented policing, which can include solutions to problems within the organization. Interventions have highlighted the importance of police union involvement and team efforts. Organizational peer interactions were also identified as a source of stress. These were based in gender-related and race-related diversity among personnel. Organizational reform to prevent and ameliorate stress must be based in an analysis of the roots of stress related to organizational practices and environments. Officers must then be involved in systematic efforts to plan and implement interventions that can relieve the organizational circumstances that cause and perpetuate stress
The Pains of imprisonment by Hans Toch( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legal and criminal psychology by Hans Toch( Book )

21 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology of crime and criminal justice by ch.zzz To( Book )

16 editions published between 1961 and 1986 in English and Chinese and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men in crisis : human breakdowns in prison by Hans Toch( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acting out : maladaptive behavior in confinement by Hans Toch( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reforming human services : change through participation by Hans Toch( Book )

18 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book the authors try hard not to downgrade the continuum of work-related problems. The authors stress this continuum by surveying the highlights of recent organizational reform, including (as reviews must) the "classics" that have inspired reformers. This book is in part a primer or a summary recapitulation of today's trends in organizational change theory and experimentation. It is also a blueprint, and as such, contains a prescription or "model" of planned change. The prescription is eclectic. It combines elements of what are now the "mainline" work reform strategies (job enrichment, quality of work life, and action research) into a package that we hope is coherent and deployable. In this book the authors contend that workers work best and most contentedly, that they are most apt to exercise ingenuity and decency and helpfulness, when they have a voice in shaping organizational goals and defining their own jobs. This ideal condition--which the authors call "grass-roots management"--Is neither utopian, nor revolutionary, nor hard to create. The authors shall outline how organizational democracy can be achieved, and how it has to varying degrees--been attained. The authors shall suggest why the strategy works--why, in fact, it must work. In this connection, the authors assume that strategies vested in "classic management" have been tried and found wanting. Reasons for the shortfall are many: some have to do with changing needs or expectations, some with needs we have known but ignored. The reason (whichever it may be) is academic, because manifest needs of workers, whether they are new or "discovered," are intense and irreversible. If we ignore workers' needs, we violate human nature. And nature (as the commercial points out) has a way of avenging itself when it is violated"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
Police as problem solvers : how frontline workers can promote organizational and community change by Hans Toch( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Faced with the problems associated with grinding poverty and a no-win drug war, police departments are adapting and changing. Foot patrol officers again walk the streets and talk to citizens, and neighborhood crime watches are valued as the eyes and ears of enforcers. Most seminal is the "quiet revolution" that has been called problem-oriented policing. This revolution makes police officers pioneering professionals who systematically study and address social problems in their localities. Cops become social scientists who work with other agents in the community to address root causes of crime." "Police as Problem Solvers is a book written by two pioneers of the approach. The authors conducted the first experiment in which police officers became researchers and "agents of change." Using verbatim transcripts of officers working through problems both in the community and among their own ranks, they recount highlights of the experiment and trace its impact." "This revolution has implications not only for social policy and criminal justice but also for work reform because it expands the jobs of frontline workers (police officers), showing that authoritarian management is obsolete."--Jacket
Mosaic of despair : human breakdowns in prison by Hans Toch( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] presents the results of one of the largest studies ever undertaken of the stress and suffering of men and women in jail and prison. The first part of this revised edition presents three major types of personal breakdowns as they relate to coping/adjusting to the environment, perception of self and one's relationship to others, and impulse management. Part II examines the relationship between crisis themes and personal background factors and considers how factors such as sex and ethnic background relate to coping strategies. Part III presents psychological autopsies of men who committed suicide in prison. Finally, Part IV reviews the implications of the author's findings for crisis intervention efforts and also explores some issues related to the prevention, management, and amelioration of breakdowns. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Agents of change; a study in police reform by Hans Toch( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coping, maladaptation in prisons by Hans Toch( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police, prisons, and the problem of violence by Hans Toch( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social perception: the development of interpersonal impressions; an enduring problem in psychology by Hans Toch( Book )

15 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police as problem solvers by Hans Toch( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problem-oriented policing is examined from the perspective of the daily work of police officers, with emphasis on the results of a problem-oriented experiment in Oakland, Calif. and on the applicability of this and related approaches to drug-related crime. The analysis focuses on the evolution of the problem-oriented approach, the role of the problem-oriented police officer, and experiments with the approach in several jurisdictions. It also examines problem-oriented policing as an example of work reform and shows how this approach is congruent with what industrial psychologists know about work motivation and how to raise it. Issues related to organizational change and resistance to change when innovations are introduced are also examined. The Oakland experiment is detailed in terms of its planning, the establishment of the peer review panel, and the development of family crisis teams and family crisis management. Concluding chapters focus on current trends, including community-oriented policing and combinations of policing concepts and their applicability to drug crime and the problems associated with it
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Violent men; an inquiry into the psychology of violence
Alternative Names
Hans Toch American university teacher and psychologist

Hans Toch Amerikaans hoogleraar

Hans Toch US-amerikanischer Sozialpsychologe und Kriminologe österreichischer Herkunft

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Chinese (2)

Living in prison : the ecology of survivalThe disturbed violent offenderPolice violence : understanding and controlling police abuse of forceStress in policingMen in crisis : human breakdowns in prisonActing out : maladaptive behavior in confinementPolice as problem solvers : how frontline workers can promote organizational and community changeMosaic of despair : human breakdowns in prison