INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Ninth Edition, provides practical coverage of law enforcement and the criminal justice system in one convenient, easy-to-study-from textbook. Hess emphasizes the law enforcement perspective while also introducing courts, corrections, and juvenile justice, the other components of the criminal justice system. INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Ninth Edition, features an easily accessible writing style, plentiful real-world examples, helpful learning tools, and new career profiles.
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.
Section 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 Victims. Section II: CONTEMPORARY LAW ENFORCEMENT. 4. Contemporary Policing: An Overview. 5. Patrol: The Backbone of Policing. 6. Specialized Roles of Police. 7. Community Policing, Partnerships and Problem-Solving Policing. Section III: CHALLENGES TO THE PROFESSION. 8. Policing within the Law. 9. Gangs and Drugs: Threats to Our National Security. 10. Terrorism and Homeland Security. 11. Issues Concerning Police Conduct. 12. Becoming a Law Enforcement Professional. Section IV: COURTS AND CORRECTIONS: LAW ENFORCEMENT'S PARTNERS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. 13. Courts. 14. Corrections.