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KEY BENEFIT: This book attempts to synthesize and interpret the general knowledge base on which informed professional action in policing rests. KEY TOPICS: Coverage includes modern police systems, community-oriented policing, police culture, misconduct and deviance, legal issues in policing, policing in a diverse society, recruitment and selection, development and education, women and minorities in policing, and much more. MARKET: For all members of law enforcement and other security professionals.
1. The Role of Police.
2. Modern Police Systems.
3. Community-Oriented Policing.
4. Police Culture, Misconduct and Deviance.
5. Legal Issues in Policing.
6. Police and the Community: Policing a Diverse Society.
7. Human Resources: Recruitment and Selection.
8. Police Training, Development and Education.
9. Women & Minorities in Policing: Mirroring Society.
10. Police Operations.
11. Police Organization and Management.
12. Critical Issues in Policing.
13. Policing and Terrorism.
Posted February 6, 2007
This book is a must read. Professors Michael Birzer and Cliff Roberson shed light on many important issues that confront 21st century police in America. Many of these issues are not taken up in other policing text books. This makes the book very refreshing and interesting. Definetely a breath of fresh air from the tired old toe the line textbooks. The book has a great future theme intertwined throughout which seems to focus on community policing and problem orineted policing woven throuhgout. One other interesting theme in this book is the fact that the authors confront, head on the not so glamerous past police-minority relations. They give some disturbing examples and brilliantly connect this to modern strained police-minority relations problems. The majoirity community seems to want to put these in closet and forget about them. The authors argue that the state of police-minoirty relations will not resolve or get better if we don't examine the past. This is one of the very few policing texts that discusses the imperfections of the police in the area of relations with minority communiites. As well as one of the few texts that as a starting place trace this strianed history back to slavery and then into the modern Civil Rights Movement history. The book reveals many of the skeltons of police-minority relations. This discussion is especially strong and very well researched. Overall, this text is a great read and would benefit not only criminolgy and criminal justice students, it could seerve as a supplimental text for students in African-African studies programs. The book may also be useful for members of the general public who want to learn more about why the police do what they do. It's a must buy. It's in paper back form so you can pick it somewhat inexpensive. The book's cover is unique, check it out. Both of the authors have much experiece as writers and researchers, as well as having pratical experiece as police officers. You can tell the authors have been in the field and know what they are talkig about. They are now acadmics writing and researching and teaching this stuff. Do yourself a favor and order this book. I promise you won't regret it and you won't be bored. It is an delighful book full of facts that will make you really criticall think about police practices. Happy reading! The authros summarize how we may actually resolve many of the problems facing the police.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.