Police Operations: Theory and Practice / Edition 4

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Overview

This introductory text covers all major areas of police operations with a focus on community-oriented and problem-oriented policing, which reflects the current direction of progressive police departments. Providing a comprehensive presentation of police operations, the authors incorporate the latest research on patrol techniques, cultural diversity, and changes in police administration policy. The text goes beyond the traditional focus on the patrol function of policing, but is still geared towards the student pursuing a career in law enforcement. Known for solid coverage of basic policing principles and practices, this text is one of the few texts in this market intended purely for the police operations course, and not for a combination of introduction to law enforcement and police operations courses. Wrobleski brings a practical and professional knowledge with a practitioner's point of view, while Hess brings her experience of over 25 years of developing instructional products.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534632229
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/26/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.00 (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), INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE (10th edition); INTRODUCTION TO PRIVATE SECURITY (5th edition); JUVENILE JUSTICE (5th edition); MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT (6th 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. Her tireless dedication to authorship and the education of criminal justice students will forever be an inspiration to us.

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.

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Table of Contents

SECTION I: THE BASICS BEHIND EFFECTIVE POLICE OPERATIONS. 1. Police Operations in Context: The Structure Behind the Scene. 2. Communication: The Foundation of Police Operations. 3. Operational Skills: Performing within the Law. SECTION II: GETTING THE JOB DONE: BASIC POLICE OPERATIONS. 4. Patrol and Calls for Service: The Heart 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: Securing Our Homeland. SECTION III: SPECIALIZED POLICE OPERATIONS. 10. Criminal Investigation. 11. Responding to Children and Juveniles: Our Nation's Future. 12. Gangs and Drugs: Two National Threats. SECTION IV: THE PERSONAL SIDE OF POLICE OPERATIONS. 13. Physical and Mental Health. 14. Liability and Ethics: Is It Legal? Is It Moral?

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