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Paul B. Weston

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The Police Traffic Control Function
Paul B. Weston  More Info
Criminal Investigation: Basic Perspectives (9th Edition)
Paul B. Weston  More Info
Case studies of drug abuse and criminal behavior
Paul B Weston  More Info
The Handbook of Handgunning (New Concepts in Pistol and Revolver Shooting)
Paul B. Weston  More Info
Combat shooting for police (Police science series)
Paul B Weston  More Info
Criminal justice: Introduction and guidelines = a revision of Law enforcement and criminal justice : an introduction
Paul B Weston  More Info
The administration of justice
Paul B Weston  More Info
the Detection of Murder (A Handbook for Police Officers, Detectives, Coroners, Judges and Attorneys)
William F. Kessler  More Info
Fundamentals of evidence (Prentice-Hall essentials of law enforcement series)
Paul B Weston  More Info
Arson, a Handbook of Detection and Investigation
Brendan P. Weston, Paul B. Battle  More Info
Supervision in the Administration of Justice
Paul B Weston MA  More Info
Criminal evidence for police
Paul B Weston  More Info

About the New York City Police Department 

It was further ordered--and here we have in real earnest a foreshadowing of the modern police system--that a Constable with his staff should walk about the city during time of divine service to see that the laws were obeyed, and further, that the constable of each ward should keep note, and make a return of all strangers who came to reside in the ward. Penalties were established for neglect of duty. Besides, the "master of publick houses" were required under penalty of ten shillings to report the name of all who came to stop at their houses, and they were forbidden to harbor any person, male or female, who was "suspected of evil name." The constables, too, were to see that no liquor was sold during the hours of Divine service. Twenty cartmen were appointed, "and no more," under certain regulations, and a public chimney-sweep was nominated, who was to go about the streets announcing his approach by crying out. He was to cleanse all chimneys at the rate of one shilling or eighteen pence according to the height of the house. There were also twenty-four bakers appointed, divided into six classes, one for each working day of the week.

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Paul B. Weston had a progressively successful career in the New York Police Department on a "fast track" promotion examination system  pioneered by New York feisty Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia and his Municipal Civil Service Commission.  When a new list of

successful applicants for police officer was published, the Mayor hired the top two hundred, then the commission set the date for the next sergeant's examination to allow this group just enough seniority to qualify for the test.  In turn, the top group of sergeants became eligible for the lieutenant's test, and likewise the captain's examination.  It was a tough program as seniority could earn up to twenty points on the possible score of 200 and the "fast track" candidates had less than one full point of seniority!


Paul B. Weston placed on the top of each list and became a captain in twelve years and two months; far ahead of the more common 18 to 20 years.  From the jump start, he moved through the appointed ranks to Deputy Inspector, Inspector, and Deputy Chief Inspector.  The last two promotions were made by Police Commissioner Stephen P. Kennedy for good work in the traffic division


After retirement from the NYPD, Paul Weston joined the Police Science faculty at California State College, Sacramento.  Paul B. Weston played a large role in developing the university’s program to a full-fledged Division of Criminal Justice.  During his career as a practitioner and academic, Paul Weston wrote at least twelve books on law enforcement and criminal justice.  His titles include, The Police Traffic Control Function; Criminal Investigation: Basic Perspectives; Case Studies of Drug Abuse and Criminal Behavior; The Handbook of Handgunning; Combat Shooting for Police; The Administration of Justice; The Detection of Murder; Supervision in the Administration of Justice; and, Criminal Evidence for Police.


According to the book description of Criminal Evidence for Police, “For courses in Criminal Evidence, Criminal Investigation, and Administration of Justice in 2 and 4 year colleges. Addressed specifically to the needs of police officers and criminal investigators, this text provides a functional analysis of evidence in criminal courts. It explores evidence in action in America's courtrooms -- focusing on how it does, or does not, get there.”

One reader of Combat Shooting for Police said, “Written in 1960, it is police-oriented and concerns itself only with the revolver, primarily the .38spl and .357mag. Police semi-autos weren't yet on the scene. But it is quite detailed, especially on point shooting. It makes a useful supplement to modern combat shooting books, and belongs in the handgun-carrier's library.”

Donald Alsdurf, Kansas City Kansas Community College, said of Criminal Investigation: Basic Perspectives, “My overall comment on the text is that it is well organized. I really like the case studies that are provided at the end of each chapter. "WOW" these are great selling points in themselves. This author is an expert, not just an educator.”

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