From fall of 1973 to the end of December 1988 I was a Summit County,
Ohio Deputy. During that time I worked virtually every type of job, except
civil. (I hope I am at lest civl!) In 1982 I became the Jail Statistician.
By duties included a monthly complication of inmate statistics and other
management information as needed and created and Supervised the civilian
employees in booking area on a 24 hour basis.
This a picture of the my computer
and office. This was the fist micro-computer in the sheriff's office
and maybe in the county. This was a Zenith 8088 with .320 meg of memory.
a 10 meg, full size. It was about $4,500. There was a Daisy wheel and matrix
printers. It was part drunk tank!
In the fall of 1983 I went to University of Pittsburgh,
at the Public and International Affairs; Public Policy and Research Analysis
program to get a Ph.D. But, I kept my job, part-time, except I did not
supervise the the employees.
Because I got my job in the Summit County jail was because a federal
consent order. It was obvious that the county was going to have to build
a new jail. The sheriff decided to build a Information computer system.
Basically I signed and build of computer system that this is still in use
today including the prosecutor and the courts now.
At about 10:10 PM Thursday May 4, 1995 I had a severe stroke.
Because of the strokeand
the resulting aphasia
I have trouble reading and WRITING.
Here some of the Criminal Justice papers I wrote:
Officer Stress & Agency Organizational Structure. - Although,
law enforcement officers deal with stressful situations in the normal course
of their duties excessive stress on individual officers may impair their
ability to carry out their responsibilities. In addition to the impact
on individuals, excessive stress on officers means that the law enforcement
organization they serve suffers a diminished capacity to serve the public.
Therefore, in order to keep law enforcement organizations operating at
optimal levels, administrators must be able to identify the causes of dysfunctional
stress on individual officers and take effective action to ameliorate its
Report on Intra-Organizational Communications - The Mission
Statement for the project is: It is the mission of this study to provide
information that can lead to beneficial improvement of intra-organizational
communications and information flow, a reduction of individual stressors
and an examination of the general organizational structure. The Probation
Office recognizes the need to provide the individual Probation
Officers with as professional and transparent an organization as possible.
Safety Justice Facilities Study for The City of Barberton, Ohio
- One of the functions of government is to provide services that are not
normally provided by other entities. Among these services is the criminal
justice system, which has three main components: 1) Police 2) Courts and
3) Corrections. This report deals with the future facility needs of two
of these components: Police; and Corrections.
Hiring of Police Officers in a Small Department - Hiring
Police Officers has always been a problematic issue. This is compounded
in small departments looking for part-time officers. The Copley, Ohio,
Police Department wanted to hire three to five part-time officers. Copley
Township, consists of 11,000 residents in 19.6 square miles, just west
of the City of Akron, and is part of a fast growing commercial area. The
department had recently under gone a great deal of internal stress that
resulted in the Chief being fired. After a long search process, outside
the department, a new Chief was hired.
Ness Emerging From Behind Hollywood Myth
APBnews.com's mission statement
is "To Inform and Serve." APBnews.com firmly believes that if the American
people have a better understanding of the system, they will be able to
improve it. APBnews.com is committed to providing specific information
necessary to protect yourself, your family and your community from crime.
place where job seekers
could find employment information on almost every municipal police department
Complaint Center is a national non-profit organization that provides
assistance to victims of police misconduct. Using available technology,
the Police Complaint Center documents and investigates alleged incidents
of police abuse. Our primary service is assisting victims of misconduct
with reporting complaints to appropriate enforcement agencies. We assist
with the filing of complaints because we believe that accountability is
critical to the public
service mission of police organizations. Our efforts are not intended
to hinder the police nor to embarrass officers without cause. However,
we are sure that cases of misconduct and failure to receive complaints
by the police must be publicized to prevent their reoccurrence.
the Law : Police and the Use Excessive of Force The now-famous videotape
of the beating of Rodney King precipitated a national outcry against police
violence. Skolnick and Fyfe, two of the nation's top experts on law enforcement,
use the incident to introduce a revealing historical analysis of such violence
and the extent of its survival in law enforcement today
Policing : Contemporary Readings This collection reviews
and analyzes aspects of community policing that have prompted increased
attention at both the academic and practitioner levels. Twenty-two unique
and influential articles address the vital issue of community policing.
Historical and conceptual frameworks are discussed in several pieces. In
addition, well known researchers explore in depth the challenges that face
police officers in incorporating community policing strategies. Practitioners
in the field explain their own experience with implementing the various
elements of community policing. Finally, several scholars who have influenced
the development and implementation of community policing examine future
Blue by Timothy Egan classic piece
of investigative journalism previously out of print, Breaking Blue is an
engrossing must-read for anyone interested in Northwest history.
Timothy Egan's page-turning account vividly recreates the rough-and-tumble
days of Spokane and Eastern Washington during the Depression, as it tracks
an unfolding murder and a half-century effort to conceal the truth.
Management : Change and Control in Correctional Organizations
This volume presents guiding assumptions, theory, and hypotheses for effective
change and control in correctional systems as well as the management of
correctional organizations. A key assumption in this work is that the persons
responsible for correctional administration are effective to the extent
that they are heavily involved in the change and control of the organization.
: A Concise IntroductionCorrections: A Concise Introduction A
valuable introductory treatment! This volume offers readers a concise yet
thorough review of the correctional system. Policies, contexts, facilities,
agencies, correctional clientele, programs, personnel, organization, and
issues are covered in a reasonably priced, clearly written introduction
to the complexities of corrections today.