The strength of this book is that it provides coverage of both law enforcement and the criminal justice system in one convenient text. No other text offers a similar hybrid. Wrobleski and Hess offer a practical, yet comprehensive, approach and emphasize the law enforcement perspective as they examine the role of police in the criminal justice system. Another key strength of this book is that it has an easily accessible writing style and extensive pedagogy.
Henry M. Wrobleski, LL.B., is a well-known author, lecturer and consultant with 30' years experience in law enforcement. He was coordinator of the Law Enforcement Program at Normandale Community College and Dean of Instruction for the Institute for Professional Development. Mr. Wrobleski is a graduate of the FBI Academy. He is also the co-author of the following Wadsworth texts: INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE and PRIVATE SECURITY.
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.
Part I: THE EVOLUTION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. 1. A Brief History: The Evolution of Law and Our Criminal Justice System. 2. The American Quest for Freedom and Justice: Our Laws. 3. Crime in the United States--Offenders and Their Victims. Part II: CONTEMPORARY LAW ENFORCEMENT. 4. Contemporary Policing: An Overview. 5. Community Policing, Problem-Solving Policing, and Service. 6. Patrol: The Backbone of Policing. 7. Specialized Roles of Police. Part III: CHALLENGES TO THE PROFESSION. 8. Policing Within the Law. 9. Gangs and Drugs: Threats to Our National Security. 10. Terrorism: The Newest Threat to Our National Security. 11. Issues Concerning Police Conduct. 12. Departmental Issues and Challenges. Part IV: LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. 13. Courts and Corrections: Law Enforcement's Partners in the Justice System.