Policing America: Challenges & Best Practices / Edition 7

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Overview

Policing America, 7e offers a problem-solving approach that emphasizes what is actually working in the field. Based on the author’s over thirty years of practical policing and academic experience, the book covers policing topics and tactics–including history, patrol, police subculture, investigation, organization and administration, community policing, the rule of law, accountability, civil liability and technologies. Organized so as to flow smoothly for the instructor and student, this edition now features a new chapter on personnel issues, a major revision of the futures chapter, and new Learn by Doing scenarios and Career Profiles that provide a penetrating view of one of the most difficult and challenging occupations in America: policing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135101827
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/18/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 518,034
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

I. FOUNDATIONS: DEVELOPMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT ORGANIZATIONS

1. History: Coming to America - Struggle and Transformation

2. Federal and State Agencies: Protecting our Borders

3. Police in Society: Organization and Administration of Municipal and County Agencies

II. PERSONNEL MATTERS: PREPARATION, DOING THE WORK AND SELF-HELP

4. Preparing for the Street: Recruiting, Training, and Socialization

5. On Patrol: Methods and Menaces

6. Community-Oriented Policing and Problem Solving: Confronting Crime and Disorder

7. Criminal Investigation: The Science of Sleuthing

8. Personnel Issues and Practices: Stress, Labor Relations, Higher Education and Private Police

III. CONSTRAINTS: RULE OF LAW, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND LIABILITY

9. The Rule of Law: Expounding the Constitution

10. Accountability: Ethics, Use of Force, Corruption, and Discipline

11. Civil Liability: Failing the Public Trust

IV. SPECIAL POPULATIONS, PROBLEMS, AND CHALLENGES

12. Pursuing Criminal Syndicates: Terrorists, The Mob, Gangs, Drug Traffickers

13. Addressing “People Problems”: Immigrants, Youth, Hate Crimes, and the Homeless

V. OTHER CHALLENGES TODAY AND BEYOND

14. Technology Review: Tools for the Tasks

15. Focus on the Future

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