Law Enforcement, Communication, and Community

ORCID logoHoward Giles | Center for Police Practices and Community
ISBN 9789027225894 (Eur) | EUR 110.00
ISBN 9781588112019 (USA) | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027225924 (Eur) | EUR 55.00
ISBN 9781588112552 (USA) | USD 83.00
ISBN 9789027297136 | EUR 110.00/55.00*
| USD 165.00/83.00*
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Given widespread media attention to issues of crime and its prevention, police heroism, and new modes of police-community involvements, this international collection is timely. It is unique in examining ways in which police and citizens communicate across a range of contexts and problem areas. While much attention is afforded the critical roles of communication by police agencies, there has been little recourse to communication science and its theories. Likewise, the latter has not, until recently, concerned itself with analyzing police-citizen interactions. This volume examines the character of such encounters, forging new theoretical frameworks having implications for practice in many instances. Topics include media portrayals of law enforcement, communication and new technologies within police culture, domestic violence, hate crimes, stalking, sexual abuse, and hostage negotiations. This book should be relevant not only to a range of social sciences besides Communication scholars and students, but also to practitioners working in the field.

[Not in series, 112] 2002.  x, 265 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This book is a significant contribution to Police Communication and should be of interest to researchers and students in Communication, Psychology, and the emerging area of Peace Linguistics. As a teacher in a Community Policing Course in Recife,Brazil I applaud this editorial/publishing achievement, and hope it will be followed by other volumes , as we become thoroughly knowledgeable about about police/citizens interactions all over the world ,so as to help improve the communicative quality of law enforcement practices in our communities.”
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Beckman, Karen, Jennifer Gibbs, Penny Beatty & Megan Canigiani
2005. Trends in Police Research: A Cross‐Sectional Analysis of the 2002 Literature. Police Practice and Research 6:3  pp. 295 ff. DOI logo
Choi, Charles W., Gholam Hassan Khajavy, Rana Raddawi & Howard Giles
2019. Perceptions of police-civilian encounters: Intergroup and communication dimensions in the United Arab Emirates and the USA. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication 12:1  pp. 82 ff. DOI logo
Dixon, Travis L., Terry L. Schell, Howard Giles & Kristin L. Drogos
2008. The Influence of Race in Police-Civilian Interactions: A Content Analysis of Videotaped Interactions Taken During Cincinnati Police Traffic Stops. Journal of Communication 58:3  pp. 530 ff. DOI logo
Dorjee, Tenzin, Noorie Baig & Stella Ting-Toomey
2013. A Social Ecological Perspective on Understanding “Honor Killing”: An Intercultural Moral Dilemma. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research 42:1  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Giles, Howard, Daniel Linz, Doug Bonilla & Michelle Leah Gomez
2012. Police Stops of and Interactions with Latino and White (Non-Latino) Drivers: Extensive Policing and Communication Accommodation. Communication Monographs 79:4  pp. 407 ff. DOI logo
Hajek, Christopher, Valerie Barker, Howard Giles, Sinfree Makoni, Loretta Pecchioni, Joha Louw-Potgieter & Paul Myers
2006. Communicative Dynamics of Police-Civilian Encounters: South African and American Interethnic Data. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research 35:3  pp. 161 ff. DOI logo
Hajek, Christopher, Howard Giles, Valerie Barker, H. Andac Demirtas-Madran, Loretta Pecchioni & Charles Choi
2008. Perceptions of Trust, Compliance and Accommodation in Police-Civilian Encounters: A Russian, Turkish and Americ an Cross-National Analysis. Russian Journal of Communication 1:2  pp. 127 ff. DOI logo
Kidwell, Mardi
2006. ‘Calm down!’: the role of gaze in the interactional management of hysteria by the police. Discourse Studies 8:6  pp. 745 ff. DOI logo
Kury, Helmut
2017. 7 Community Crime Prevention and Punishment. In Crime Prevention,  pp. 179 ff. DOI logo
Myers, Paul, Howard Giles, Scott A. Reid & Robin L. Nabi
2008. Law Enforcement Encounters: The Effects of Officer Accommodativeness and Crime Severity on Interpersonal Attributions are Mediated by Intergroup Sensitivity. Communication Studies 59:4  pp. 291 ff. DOI logo
Staller, Mario, Swen Koerner & Benjamin Zaiser
2022. Professionelles Einsatzverhalten: Das Gewaltreduzierende Einsatzmodell. In Handbuch polizeiliches Einsatztraining,  pp. 223 ff. DOI logo
Underwood, Erin Daina & Lawrence R. Frey
2007. Communication and Community: Clarifying the Connection Across the Communication Community. Annals of the International Communication Association 31:1  pp. 370 ff. DOI logo
Villalobos, J. Guillermo & Deborah Davis
2016. Interrogation and the Minority Suspect: Pathways to True and False Confession. In Advances in Psychology and Law [Advances in Psychology and Law, 1],  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Zaiser, Benjamin, Mario Staller & Swen Koerner
2022. Polizeiliche Kommunikationsfähigkeit und deeskalative Handlungskompetenz – Grundlagen und Potenzial des Einsatztrainings. In Handbuch polizeiliches Einsatztraining,  pp. 279 ff. DOI logo

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Communication Studies

Communication Studies

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GTC: Communication studies

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LAN004000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
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