Professionalism in Policing: An Introduction

Professionalism in Policing: An Introduction

by David J. Thomas
     
 


Professionalism in Policing: An Introduction is the idea book to provide police recruits and criminal justice students with a good understanding of the police officer's role in American society today. This accessible book will give readers insight into the real world of policing by addressing such topics as racial profiling, police brutality, education, police… See more details below

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Professionalism in Policing: An Introduction is the idea book to provide police recruits and criminal justice students with a good understanding of the police officer's role in American society today. This accessible book will give readers insight into the real world of policing by addressing such topics as racial profiling, police brutality, education, police socialization and leadership. Professionalism in Policing: An Introduction also includes the topics of criminal law and ethics, which are fundamental to policing but missing from other books on the topic. Readers will be presented with real-life scenarios where they get to be the decision maker, while learning to understand that the decisions they will make as police officers may have a lasting impact on their lives, as well as on their communities. The author has a strong academic and practical background. In addition to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and at a police academy for 25 years, he also has field experience as a police officer, sheriff, and conservation officer.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495091899
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/18/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
462,110
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


About the Author. Preface. 1. The History of Policing. 2. Ethics. 3. Police Socialization. 4. The Police Organization. 5. Patrol Operations. 6. Investigations. 7. Use of Force. 8. Terrorism. 9. Education. 10. Career Development. 11. Future of Law Enforcement. 12. Appendix A: Organization of Interest. 13. Appendix B: Terrorism Resources.

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