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Overview

The Police in America: An Introduction provides a comprehensive introduction to the foundations of policing in the United States today. Descriptive and analytical, the text is designed to offer undergraduate students a balanced and up-to-date overview of who the police are and what they do, the problems they face, and the many reforms and innovations that have taken place in policing. The book is designed primarily for undergraduate students enrolled in their first police or law enforcement course such as Introduction to Policing, Police and Society, Police Function, or Law Enforcement Systems.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072532401
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

PART 1: FOUNDATIONSChapter 1: Police and Society Why Police? Myths About Policing Realities of Policing Possibilities The Implications of Change Chapter 2: The History of the American Police The Relevance of History The English Heritage Law Enforcement in Colonial America American Policing in the Nineteenth Century, 1834-1900 The Origins of Police Professionalism New Directions in Police Administration, 1930-1960 The Police Crisis of the 1960s New Developments in Policing, 1970-2000 Conclusion: The Lessons of the Past Chapter 3: The Contemporary Law Enforcement Industry Introduction Components of the American Law Enforcement Industry Government Agencies Private Security A Definition of Terms Size and Scope of the Law Enforcement Industry Municipal Police The County Sheriff Other Local Agencies Native American Tribal Police State Law Enforcement Agencies The Private Security Industry The Fragmentation Issue Minimum Standards: American Style PART 2: POLICE WORK (and more...)
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