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Reiss, Albert J.

Works: 107 works in 478 publications in 4 languages and 18,016 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Publishing director, jr, Redactor
Classifications: HN90.V5, 303.6
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Most widely held works about Albert J Reiss
Most widely held works by Albert J Reiss
Understanding and preventing violence by Albert J Reiss( Book )

54 editions published between 1900 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Violence: directly or indirectly, we are its victims every day. For some people, that means locking doors and windows and turning on porch lights at night; for others, escape is more difficult. In their streets, neighborhoods, and even their homes, violence is a constant threat. The result: a diminished quality of life lived in fear." "Violence is everywhere. If we escape its touch ourselves, we are continually bombarded with violent acts and their consequences in the guise of entertainment - in books, movies, and television - or in the daily news." "Yet the news media cover only the most sensational crimes, the tip of the massive iceberg of violent crime in America. This coverage, which in some cities includes record-setting garish yearly body counts, tells us - and the rest of the world - that American society is exceedingly dangerous." "But how violent are we? How do we measure violence in America, and how many violent crimes, in families and otherwise, go unreported? Are we becoming more violent? What can we do to find the answers to these and countless other questions?" "Violence has been the subject of a considerable amount of research, but often in unconnected areas or in response to specific violent events, such as assassinations or riots. In Understanding and Preventing Violence, a panel of experts assimilate the diverse research on the patterns and characteristics of violent behavior in the United States, including behaviors that have only recently been recognized as crimes - such as incest and spousal and elder abuse - and search for explanations and ways of altering these patterns and trends. The book describes what we know about certain types of violence, details insights into risk factors for violence in individuals and situations, and recommends new research efforts with short- and long-term payoffs." "Recognizing that our understanding of the causes of violence is limited and that there is a shortage of effective preventive actions, the authors emphasize what we do know - for example, that the potential for violence varies from city to city, street to street, and situation to situation; that not everyone exposed to the social and psychological pressures that can lead to violent behavior actually becomes violent; and that the almost 300 percent increase in the average time spent in prison by offenders has not produced a significant decrease in violent crime. The authors also propose some answers - such as several promising preventive strategies for reducing firearm-related violence that rely on existing laws." "Understanding and Preventing Violence will be a key tool in helping our society better focus its efforts in the struggle to find solutions to this tragic, painful aspect of human life."--Jacket
The police and the public by Albert J Reiss( Book )

20 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of police-citizen interaction in the United States is directed toward an understanding and existence of a more civil society. Research is derived from the observations of thirty-six persons who rode with the police in select cities for eight hour tours of duty. Data is included on arrest, police routine, conduct, and discretion. Situations are investigated in which policemen break laws and how such actions relate to the subculture of an individual neighborhood or beat. The author presents his view that the morality of the public and the morality of the police are intimately related, and that one cannot be expected to improve unless the other does
Cities and society; the revised Reader in urban sociology by Paul K Hatt( Book )

60 editions published between 1951 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Occupations and social status by Albert J Reiss( Book )

31 editions published between 1961 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social characteristics of urban and rural communities, 1950 by Otis Dudley Duncan( Book )

15 editions published between 1956 and 1976 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schools in a changing society by Albert J Reiss( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communities and crime( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the law : crime in complex organizations( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cooley and sociological analysis by Albert J Reiss( Book )

9 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in crime and law enforcement in major metropolitan areas by Albert J Reiss( Book )

16 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. 1. Section I. This report looks at the current systems of crime reporting contain some misconceptions about simple rates such as a crude crime rate. Proposals made for more specific measures of crime, on the need to identify the exposed population for which crime rates are calculated, the desirability of obtaining specific rates for both victims and offenders, and the need for developing statistical programs that provide information for the calculation of such rates are discussed. Statistics are given by way of illustration. -- Section II. Residents and business owners and managers were surveyed for their attitudes in two police districts of Boston, two in Chicago, and four in Washington, D.C. citizens who live in high crime rate areas do not perceive their neighborhoods as places where crime is a way of life. Their primary concern is with personal safety. This attitude overshadows their attitudes about police, which are generally positive. They repress crime rather than deal with its causes. They alter their behavior more than their attitudes and perceptions about the crime situation. Appendixes contain the survey instruments used. -- v. 2. Section I. This report looks at the determination of the extent to which certain factors influence the behavior of police officers and citizens toward one another. Factors related to the status and role of the citizen and the officer, their predispositions and behavior in encounters, the type of mobilization situation, and the department's policies and system of command and control were considered. Encounters in Boston, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., were observed for several weeks. The findings for both police-suspect and police-citizen encounters in terms of participant's race, social class, behavior, exhibited prejudice and demeanor are presented. Although officers maintained highly prejudicial attitudes towards blacks, they were not exhibited in encounters, but did affect the nature, formal or personal of the encounter. Policemen were constrained in acting out their feelings. -- Section II. In this report, empirical studies of police occupation and organization police themselves are empirically studied. Police officers orientation to their work and to the public with which they deal is reported. A study in perceptions and attitudes, not of actual behavior. Police officers in selected precincts in Boston, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., were surveyed for attitudes on the nature of police careers, of police work, and with their job, of their orientation toward their tasks in policing and their relationships and transactions with the public that is policed. Their perceptions of how organizations and systems that affect law enforcement have influenced or changed their work. Findings and survey instrument utilized are given
Breaking the cycle : predicting and preventing crime by Felton Earls( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private employment of public police by Albert J Reiss( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is an exploratory study of the employment of off-duty police officers for police duties in the private sector focuses on the major organizational and management issues involved in letting officers be privately employed, uniformed, and with full police powers. Study data came from 13 selected county and municipal police departments from several areas of the country. Secondary employment is an accepted practice in all the police departments. Some departments permit private employers to rent police vehicles and other police services as well. The departments have similar rules and practices concerning secondary employment, but each department has evolved its own method of organizing and managing this employment. The major difference among departments is whether their organization conforms to an officer contract or a department contract system of secondary employment. The departments all forbid officers from owning a private security firm or brokering the employment of fellow officers. Policy and management issues involved in secondary employment include legal liability, conflict of interest, misconduct and misuse of authority, the handling of complaints, and off-duty court attendance. Public police have an advantage over private police in both their greater formal authority and their greater informal powers. The officer contract system requires less organization and administration than does the department contract system. However, municipalities with 100,000 or more residents seem to be shifting toward the department contract system, which appears to be a more rational way to allocate staff when private demand for police service exceeds the supply
Reader in urban sociology by Paul K Hatt( Book )

5 editions published between 1951 and 1957 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indicators of crime and criminal justice : quantitative studies by Etats-Unis( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding and preventing violence by National Research Council Staff( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume analyzes public perceptions and reactions to violence; estimates of the costs; the commonalities and complementarities of criminal justice and public health responses; efforts to reduce violence through the prediction and classification of violent offenders; and the relationships between trends in violence and prison population during a period of greatly increased use of incarceration
Consequences and control( )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social issues( )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biobehavioral influences( )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Albert J. Reiss US-amerikanischer Soziologe und Kriminologe

Reiss, Albert J.

Reiss, Albert J. Jr

Reiss, Albert John 1922-2006

リース, アルバート・J

リース・ジュニア, アルバート・J


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The police and the publicOccupations and social statusBeyond the law : crime in complex organizationsUnderstanding and preventing violenceConsequences and controlSocial issuesBiobehavioral influences