An Introduction to Policing / Edition 7

An Introduction to Policing / Edition 7

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by John S. Dempsey
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1133594700

ISBN-13: 9781133594703

Pub. Date: 01/01/2013

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Discover the challenges, excitement and rewards of law enforcement today with AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING, 7th edition. Written by law enforcement veterans with extensive experience in all areas of policing, this engaging, comprehensive book blends practical information with pertinent theory. The authors examine today's most current issues, policing techniques and

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Discover the challenges, excitement and rewards of law enforcement today with AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING, 7th edition. Written by law enforcement veterans with extensive experience in all areas of policing, this engaging, comprehensive book blends practical information with pertinent theory. The authors examine today's most current issues, policing techniques and industry trends, including homeland security, recent terrorism incidents, recent advances in policing technology, the controversial Secure Communities Program by DHS, ATF's Fast and Furious gun program, and more. Readers find the latest practitioner research as well as the most current applications, statistics, court cases and information on law enforcement careers. This edition features increased coverage of small and rural departments, while extensive examples from small and large police departments throughout the world and essays from respected law enforcement practioners delve into crucial policing issues and challenges. AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING, 7th edition, is an essential read for anyone considering a career in law enforcement today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781133594703
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


PART I: POLICE HISTORY AND ORGANIZATION. 1. Police History. 2. Organizing Public Security in the United States. 3. Organizing the Police Department. PART II: THE PERSONAL SIDE OF POLICING. 4. Becoming a Police Officer. 5. The Police Role and Police Discretion. 6. Police Culture, Personality, and Police Stress. 7. Minorities in Policing. 8. Police Ethics and Police Deviance. PART III: POLICE OPERATIONS. 9. Patrol Operations. 10. Investigations. 11. Police and the Public. 12.Police and Their Clients. 13. Police and the Law. PART IV: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN POLICING. 14. Computers, Technology, and Criminalistics in Policing. 15. Homeland Security. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.

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