Police & Society / Edition 5

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Overview

Now in its fifth edition, Police & Society offers a descriptive and analytical look at the process of policing, from police behavior and organization to operations and historical perspectives. Focusing on the relationship between the police and the community and how it has changed throughout the years, Roy Roberg, Kenneth Novak, Gary Cordner, and new coauthor Brad Smith explore the most important theoretical foundations and incisive research on contemporary policing practices.

Features of the Fifth Edition
* Discussion of many new topics including procedural justice, recruitment strategies for females and minorities, social media/social networking, and predictive policing
* Enhanced coverage of criminal procedure, officer stress and safety, intimate partner violence, brutality/extralegal police aggression, and more
* Expanded glossary of key terms
* Engaging boxed features: "Inside Policing" boxes that discuss real-world police issues and "Voices From the Field" interviews—six of which are new to this edition—with nationally recognized experts
* Superior supplements: A revised and expanded Instructor's Manual and an interactive Student Study Guide on CD (packaged with the text)

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Police & Society is a very well organized, concisely written, and well informed text that meshes professional perspectives from the field with scholarly academic research. The text is flexible in that it can be utilized by both criminal justice and non-criminal justice majors. Professors would be challenged to find a text that synthesizes a similar amount of information and research as relevant to the policing field as this one."—Jeremy G. Carter, IUPUI

"An excellent presentation of policing research that does not lose sight of the realities of policing in modern America."—Willard M. Oliver, Sam Houston State University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199772568
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 2/11/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 137,230
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Roy Roberg is Professor of Justice Studies at San José State University.

Kenneth Novak is Associate Professor and Chair of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Gary Cordner is Professor of Criminal Justice at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

Brad Smith is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Wayne State University.

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Table of Contents

**Each Chapter ends with a Summary.**

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