Community Policing: Partnerships for Problem Solving / Edition 5

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Overview

Applied and approachable! With Miller and Hess's community policing text, you'll learn the basics of today's policing environment, while focusing on the essential elements of success: problem solving, community/police collaboration, and partnerships. Hear from an active police officer in the new "On the Beat" feature. The exciting "Ideas in Practice" feature, which spotlights innovative community policing initiatives from around the country, shows you where peoples' hope and determination have created a path toward a better life might even prompt you to think of new ways to serve your community and make a difference.

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"I would recommend this text to college instructors of all levels. It fits the needs of the students and the needs of the instructor."

"I have found this text to be very appropriate for the teaching of students engaged in a two-year criminal justice program for ten years. I would never seriously consider using any other texts. [This text] not only receives high praises from me but my students as well."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495095446
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/15/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda S. Miller is the former executive director of the Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute (UMCPI), as well as a former sergeant in the Bloomington (Minnesota) Police Department. She was with the department 22 years, serving as a patrol supervisor, crime prevention officer, patrol officer, and police dispatcher. Sergeant Miller has been a member of the Minnesota Peace and Police Officers Association, the International Police Association, the Midwest Gang Investigator's Association, the International Association of Women Police, and the Minnesota Association of Women Police, and she was a member of the People-to-People's Women in Law Enforcement Delegation to the Soviet Union in 1990. She is also a frequent presenter to community groups and an experienced instructor.

Kären Matison Hess, PhD (d. 2010), was an instructor at Normandale Community College (Bloomington, MN) who crafted a line of enduring, practical textbooks in the fields of law enforcement and criminal justice that include Criminal Investigation (10th edition), Criminal Procedure; Corrections in the Twenty-First Century: A Practical Approach; Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (9th edition); Introduction to Private Security (5th edition); Juvenile Justice (5th edition); Management and Supervision in Law Enforcement (4th edition); Community Policing: Partnerships for Problem Solving (5th edition); and Careers in Criminal Justice: From Internship to Promotion (6th edition). She was a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA), the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and the Textbook and Academic Author's Association (TAA). In 2006, Dr. Hess was honored by the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development at the school's 100-year anniversary as one of 100 alumni who have made a significant contribution to education and human development.

Christine Hess Orthmann has been writing and researching in various aspects of criminal justice for more than 20 years. She is a co-author of numerous Cengage books, including CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, JUVENILE JUSTICE, MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, and POLICE OPERATIONS, as well as a major contributor to INTRODUCTION TO PRIVATE SECURITY and CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND RELATED FIELDS: FROM INTERNSHIP TO PROMOTION. A reserve officer with the Rosemount (Minnesota) Police Department, she is also a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology, the Text and Academic Authors Association, and the National Criminal Justice Honor Society (Alpha Phi Sigma). Orthmann holds a master of science degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati.

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Table of Contents

SECTION I: AN OVERVIEW 1. The Evolution of Community Policing. 2. Inside Police Agencies: Understanding Mission and Culture. 3. Understanding and Involving the Community. 4. Problem Solving: Proactive Policing. 5. Implementing Community Policing. SECTION II: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS AND TRUST. 6. Communicating with a Diverse Population. 7. Building Partnerships: A Cornerstone of Community Policing. 8. Forming Partnerships with the Media. SECTION III: COMMUNITY POLICING IN THE FIELD: COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS. 9. Early Experiments in Crime Prevention and the Evolution of Community Policing Strategies. 10. Safe Neighborhoods and Communities: From Traffic Problems to Crime. 11. Community Policing and Drugs. 12. Bringing Youths into Community Policing. 13. The Challenge of Gangs: Controlling Their Destructive Force. 14. Understanding and Preventing Violence. 15. Understanding and Preventing Terrorism. 16. What Research Tells Us and a Look to the Future.

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