Policing space: territoriality and the Los Angeles Police Department
Policing Space is a fascinating firsthand account of how the Los Angeles Police Department attempts to control its vast, heterogeneous territory. As such, the book offers a rare, ground-level look at the relationship between the control of space and the exercise of power. Author Steve Herbert spent eight months observing one patrol division of the LAPD on the job. A compelling story in itself, his fieldwork with the officers in the Wilshire Division affords readers a close view of the complex factors at play in how the police define and control territory, how they make and mark space. Unique in its application of fieldwork and theory to this complex subject, Policing Space should prove valuable to readers in urban and political geography, urban and political sociology, and criminology, as well as those who wonder about the workings of the LAPD.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-191) and index. 1. Territoriality and the Police -- 2. The Setting and the Research -- 3. The Law and Police Territoriality -- 4. The Bureaucratic Ordering of Police Territoriality -- 5. Adventure/Machismo and the Attempted Conquest of Space -- 6. Safety and Police Territoriality -- 7. Competence in Police Territoriality -- 8. The Morality of Police Territoriality -- 9. Making and Marking Space with the LAPD.
- LCC: HV8148
- Dewey Decimal: 363.2/09794/94
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: x, 194 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
- Edition Info: (pbk. : acid-free paper)
- Amazon.com -- Law -- Criminal Law -- Law Enforcement
- Amazon.com -- Nonfiction -- Social Sciences -- General
- Amazon.com -- Professional & Technical -- Law -- Criminal Law -- Law Enforcement
- Amazon.com -- Reference -- General
- Los Angeles (Calif.). -- Police Dept
- Police -- California -- Los Angeles
- Police power -- California -- Los Angeles
- Human territoriality -- California -- Los Angeles
Buying This Book
We query many merchants so that you can instantly compare prices and availability. You can even check historic prices and subscribe for notifications. For a manual check, clicking on a link will open a new window with a search for this book on the merchant's site of your choice.
- Amazon.com by title or by ISBN - widest selection, reliable service, good prices
- Abebooks.com by title or by ISBN - good source for rare and out-of-print books
- Textbooks.com by title or by ISBN - large inventory of new & used textbooks
- Alibris.com by title or by ISBN - their slogan is "books you thought you'd never find"
- eCampus.com by title or by ISBN - they specialize in textbooks, used and new
- BN.com by title or by ISBN - Barnes & Noble has a wide selection of new and used books