(see also Police Brutality & Citizens' Police Review)
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In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Appier, Janis. Policing Women: The Sexual Politics of Law Enforcement & the LAPD (Philadelphia: Temple, 1998).
Bechtel, H. Kenneth. State Police in the US: A Socio-Historical Analysis (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1995).
Cannon, Lou. Official Negligence: How Rodney King & the Riots Changed Los Angeles & the LAPD (NY: Random House, 1997).
Carroll, Dennis J. Of Cops & Priests: Uses of Social & Moral Authority in Contemporary Irish-American Literature (NY: P. Lang, 1993).
Das, Dilip K. & Arvind Verma. Police Mission: Challenges & Responses (Lanham MD: Scarecrow, 2003).
Deflem, Mathieu. Policing World Society: Historical Foundations of International Police Cooperation (NY: Oxford, 2002).
Dulaney, W. Marvin. Black Police in America (Bloomington: Indiana U., 1996).
Emsley, Clive. The English Police: A Political & Social History (NY: Longman, 1996).
__________ & Barbara Weinberger (eds.) Policing Western Europe: Politics, Professionalism & the Public Order, 1850-1940 (NY: Greenwood, 1991).
Greene, Melissa Faye. Praying for Sheetrock: A Work of Nonfiction (Reading MA: Addison-Wesley, 1991).
Kidder, Tracy. Home Town (NY: Random House, 1999). Policing in Northhampton MA.
King, Neal. Heroes in Hard Times: Cop Action Movies in the US (Philadelphia: Temple. 2003).
Leitch, Thomas. Crime Films (NY: Cambridge, 2002).
Loader, Ian & Aogain Mulcahy. Policing & the Condition of England: Memory, Politics & Culture (NY: Oxford, 2003).
Manning, Peter K. Police Work: The Social Organization of Policing (Cambridge MA: MIT, 1977).
Monkkonen, Eric J. (ed.) Policing & Crime Control (NY: K.G. Saur, 1992).
Panek, Leroy Lad. The American Police Novel: A History (Jefferson NC: McFarland, 2003).
Rafter, Nicole. Shots in the Mirror: Crime Films & Society (NY: Oxford, 2000).
Robinson, Cyril D. & Richard Scaglion with J. Michael Olivero. Police in Contradiction: The Evolution of the Police Function in Society (Westport CT: Greenwood, 19940.
Roth, Mitchell P. Historical Dictionary of Law Enforcement (Westport CT: Greenwood, 2001).
Tyler, Tom R. & Yuen J. Huo. Trust in the Law. Encouraging Public Cooperation with the Police & Courts (NY: Russell Sage, 200?).
Walker, Samuel. A Critical History of Police Reform: The Emergence of Professionalism (Lexington MA: Lexington, 1977).
Woods, Gerald. The Police in Los Angeles: Reform & Professionalization (NY: Garland, 1993).
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"Hill Street Blues" , dir. Stephen Bochco & Michael Kozoll. TV series on police work (1981-1987).
"Homicide: Life on the Street" , dir. Paul Attanasio. TV series on police work in Baltimore (122 episodes, 1993-1999).
"NYPD Blue" , dir. Stephen Bochco & David Milch. TV series on police work in New York (1993-?).