This Handbook of Police Administration, co-edited by Jim Ruiz and Don Hummer,
provides a smorgasbord of topics that are at the coalface of policing: the difficulties
police encounter dealing with drug problems, traffic issues, race and ethnicity challenges,
and street gang problems. Cross-cutting themes such as leadership in policing,
use of force, and understanding how the law shapes (or fails to shape) police
practice are relevant to students of police studies, practitioners, and scholars alike.
This book started its life in 1994 when I was sitting in a library in
China and came across some handbooks of police regulations that had
been misfiled. These handbooks opened the door to research on an area
that has taken me twelve years to complete. Throughout the extended
period of this project, I have accumulated many debts to a large number
of people who have helped and supported me in different ways.
This book has been written for students undertaking legal studies at undergraduate level
and those pursuing similar courses which include constitutional and administrative law
as a core component (e.g. the Postgraduate Diploma in Law). It is based on over thirty
years’ experience of teaching the subject on A-level, undergraduate and postgraduate
courses. Particular attention has been paid to the views of students concerning the
strengths and weaknesses of pre-existing textbooks in this discipline....
We have often come across students who have a sound grasp of legal
principles and have put in quite a lot of work on constitutional law and yet
do not feel confident when faced with the end of year examination. This book
is written in response to the pleas of such students for more guidance as to
the best means of presenting their knowledge in the exam, and it is hoped
that it may alleviate at least some of the stress they experience.
All the period since 1861 should be rightly recorded as the reign of Tze Hsi An, a more eventful period than
all the two hundred and forty-four reigns that had preceded her three usurpations. It began after a conquering
army had made terms of peace in her capital, and with the Tai-ping rebellion in full swing of success. . . .
During the Bush II administration, I became concerned about
changes in the rules on short selling. Along with Republican Senator
Johnny Isaakson, I wrote to SEC Chair Mary Schapiro, asking her to
follow up on her confirmation hearing pledge to look into reinstat-ing the “uptick rule,” which had been removed in what former SEC
Chair Chris Cox admitted had been a mistake. Short sellers play an
important role in maintaining an orderly market. But there also are
predatory bears. If not policed, they could have a devastating effect
by creating a never-ending, negative feedback loop.
Secondly, seeking out paid work should always be the choice of women themselves.
Policies adopted by conservative government administrations such as workfare, which
force social assistance recipients into the workforce, ìÖcreate a source of low-wage and
free labour by providing subsidies to the private sector and forcing recipients to volunteer
in exchange for assistanceî.
These polices are based on a distrust of those living in
poverty, and do not empower, but malign people into working for pay.
"In China, illicit drug use is an administrative offense and Chinese law dictates that drug users 'must be rehabilitated.' In reality, police raids on drug users often drive them underground, away from methadone clinics, needle exchange sites, and other proven HIV prevention services. And every year Chinese policy send tens of thousands of drug users to mandatory frug treatment centers, often for years, without trial or due process" -- p.  of cover.An Unbreakable CycleDrug Dependency Treatment, Mandatory Confinement, and HIV/AIDSin China’s Guangxi ProvinceI. Executive Summary ...........