Police Operations: Theory and Practice / Edition 6

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Overview

This trusted book provides a focused, practical introduction to the key principles and practices guiding the operations of modern police departments. While maintaining its proven instructional approach and strong focus on community- and problem-oriented policing, the sixth edition of POLICE OPERATIONS: THEORY AND PRACTICE reflects the latest trends and research shaping the day-to-day operations of progressive police departments. A new "Perspectives from a First-Line Supervisor" feature shares practical, applied information. Highlights include new and revised information on evolving technology, the police officer hiring process, how police use websites and social media to communicate with the public, patrol techniques, cultural diversity, cell phone use and laws, hazardous materials response, federal emergency response agencies, and cyberterrorism. The authors complement this wealth of information with an appealing writing style, numerous photos and illustrations, and real-life examples to engage your interest, enhance learning, and demonstrate the professional relevance of chapter material. Now better than ever, this convenient book is an ideal resource for law enforcement students and professionals who want an accessible, up-to-date guide to essential principles and current trends and practices in police operations.

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Editorial Reviews

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:"This text is very useful in our curriculum and … provides great information and a solid learning base for students who desire to become police officers one day."

"This book … is very current and is well written … for both the first time student as well as the early professional."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781285052625
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 95,919
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

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 over twenty years. She is a co-author of numerous Cengage books, including COMMUNITY POLICING: PARTNERSHIPS FOR PROBLEM SOLVING (6th edition), CORRECTIONS FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION (9th edition), and POLICE OPERATIONS (5th edition), as well as a major contributor to CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (5th edition), INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE (9th edition), INTRODUCTION TO PRIVATE SECURITY (5th edition), JUVENILE JUSTICE (5th edition), and CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND RELATED FIELDS: FROM INTERNSHIP TO PROMOTION (6th edition). She is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the American Society of Criminology (ASC), the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA), and the National Criminal Justice Honor Society (Alpha Phi Sigma), and is a reserve officer with the Rosemount (Minnesota) Police Department. Christine Hess Orthmann has a Master of Science Degree

Henry Lim Cho holds an M.A. in Human Services with an emphasis on Criminal Justice Leadership from Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota. He has worked in the field of criminal justice for more than 10 years, having held positions in private security and as a community service officer, police officer and detective. He currently holds the rank of Sergeant with the Rosemount (Minnesota) Police Department. Sgt. Cho has experience as a use-of-force instructor and as a crime scene investigator. His professional memberships include the Text and Academic Authors Association, Minnesota Police and Peace Officer's Association, International Association of Identification—Minnesota Chapter, Minnesota Sex Crimes Investigator Association, High Technology Crime Investigation Association, National White Collar Crime Center, and the Fraternal Order of Police. Sgt. Cho co-authored POLICE OPERATIONS and was a featured profile contributor in INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT & CRIMINAL JUSTICE. Sgt. Cho was a content contributor to INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT & CRIMINAL JUSTICE, POLICE OPERATIONS, and CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. Sgt. Cho has also been published in the Minnesota Police Journal.

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Table of Contents

Part I: THE BASICS BEHIND EFFECTIVE POLICE OPERATIONS. 1. Police Operations in Context. 2. Communication: The Foundation of Police Operations. 3. Operational Skills: Performing within the Law. Part II: GETTING THE JOB DONE: BASIC POLICE OPERATIONS. 4. Patrol: The Backbone of Police Operations. 5. Traffic: Policing in a Country on the Move. 6. Crime, Disorder and Quality-of-Life Issues: Responding to the Call. 7. Violence: At Home, in the Classroom, on the Job. 8. Emergency Situations: When Disaster Strikes. 9. Terrorism: From Hometown Security to Homeland Security. Part III: SPECIALIZED POLICE OPERATIONS. 10. Criminal Investigation. 11. Responding to Children and Juveniles: Our Nation's Future. 12. Gangs and Drugs: Two National Threats. Part IV: THE PERSONAL SIDE OF POLICE OPERATIONS. 13. Physical and Mental Health Issues: Keeping Fit for Duty. 14. Liability and Ethics: Is It Legal? Is It Moral?

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