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Eldefonso, Edward

Works: 17 works in 108 publications in 1 language and 6,082 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV7936.P8, 363.2
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Most widely held works by Edward Eldefonso
Law enforcement and the youthful offender: juvenile procedures by Edward Eldefonso( Book )

25 editions published between 1967 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introductory text on the causes and forms of delinquency, approaches to prevention, and the functions and procedures of the police and juvenile courts. This introductory textbook is designed for both the general student and the student who desires to become a police officer specializing in work with juveniles. It provides a comprehensive view of the major issues, facts, and concepts regarding juvenile delinquency and its prevention and control. The text first discusses the nature and causes of delinquency, including problems of definition, national and international trends, social factors, and important theories and misunderstandings. Delinquency is described as including a wide variety of behavior as well as a wide diversity of contributing factors involving family relationships, school adjustment, environmental background, and individual personality. The author asserts that prevention, rather than law enforcement, is the most important and promising approach to dealing with delinquency. The discussion of preventive approaches examines the negative results of earlier programs, the impact of family and school, and the functions of juvenile court, probation, and parole. The text features the treatment of the juvenile court system, including the history of the courts in the United States, legal aspects of juvenile court processes, and an examination of the Standard Juvenile Court Act of the National Council On Crime And Delinquency. The concluding chapters cover direct police services for juveniles, including special procedures for work with juveniles, special juvenile officers, neglected and abused children, police relationships with other agencies, and the rights and liabilities of minors. The discussion emphasizes the importance of the police role as the child's first contact with the juvenile justice system and one which undoubtedly leaves a lasting impression
Human relations: law enforcement in a changing community by Alan Coffey( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together insights from psychology, sociology, and anthropology, this book looks at the problems, the causes, and the solutions to police-community tension and strife. Beginning with a portrait of traditional police practices and the community in transition, there is an historical discussion of the problem of riot and dissent. This is carried through to contemporary issues. The social problems and the reasons or contributing factors leading to a poor police image are examined, and possible solutions are developed in detail. The second part of the work explores the subject of racial and community tension and minority group crime. It provides the law enforcement professional with a unique insight into minority-group problems relating to equal justice. It also offers incisive discussions of sociological change and community tension, and a valuable perspective of the psychology and significance of attitudes. The third and concluding section of this book offers a development of programs for prevention of the tensions and dissent that arise in community relations. It details the warning signs of problems, outlines the implications of group behavior, traces intergroup and interracial human relations, and develops community relations programs, detailing their nature and purpose. While retaining the law enforcement perspective, this book covers the entire range of social factors of importance to community relations. Suggested topics for discussion and annotated references are provided at the end of each chapter. Appended materials include a chronology of major American disorders, equal opportunity guidelines, a checklist for establishing effective means of dealing with community tensions and civil disturbances, and references sources for help in compiling community service referral directories
Principles of law enforcement by Edward Eldefonso( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 1982 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This textbook is designed to introduce the student to all facets of law enforcement which deals with many general topics instead of a few topics in great depth. The material is divided into three parts. Part one deals with fragmentation of the criminal justice system as well as historical, theoretical, and legal aspects of law enforcement and crime. Part two discusses opportunities for employment in the criminal justice system, the organization and administration of various functions and services of law enforcement (i.e., introduction to specific techniques of police work such as patrol, investigation, and criminalistics). Part three introduces the student to the following specialized topics organized crime, victimless crime, arrest procedures, ethics in police work, and, police-community relations
Process and impact of justice by Alan Coffey( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police-community relations by Alan Coffey( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this text is to provide a resource for training police officers in the complexity of community and human relations. The text recognizes that law enforcement is faced with the need to develop line officers who are capable of not only enforcing the law but also of participating in the resolution of social problems associated with crime. The text approaches social problems from the point of view that police are primarily responsible for enforcing law and only indirectly responsible for the resolution of social problems. The authors acknowledge the importance of strengthening police-community relationships. Such relationships have a direct bearing on the character of life in cities and on a community's ability to maintain stability and solve its problems. At the same time, a police department's ability to deal with crime depends to a large extent upon its relation with citizens. Since a community's attitude toward the police is influenced by the actions of individual officers, courteous and tolerant behavior by police officers in their contacts with citizens is essential. If law enforcement programs ignore the conditions that motivate the behavior of minority groups, especially in cities, police officers will continue to act in ways that invite hostility, anger, and violence. The text discusses the effect of social problems on law enforcement, equal justice for minority groups, social change and community tension, implications of group behavior for law enforcement, the link between attitudes and prejudices and the police, and community and human relations. References, charts, and figures
An introduction to the criminal justice system and process by Alan Coffey( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Youth problems and law enforcement by Edward Eldefonso( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Control, treatment, and rehabilitation of juvenile offenders by Edward Eldefonso( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings in criminal justice by Edward Eldefonso( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issues in corrections; a book of readings by Edward Eldefonso( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corrections: a component of the criminal justice system by Walter Hartinger( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Process and impact of the juvenile justice system by Edward Eldefonso( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police and the criminal law by Edward Eldefonso( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criminal law--history, philosophy, enforcement by Edward Eldefonso( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CYA : a novel by Edward Eldefonso( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law enforcement and the youthful offender. 2nd ed by Edward Eldefonso( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Instructor's manual for the study of Police and the criminal law by Edward Eldefonso( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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