The Police in America: An Introduction, with

The Police in America: An Introduction, with "Making the Grade" Student CD-ROM and Powerweb / Edition 5

by Samuel Walker, Charles M. Katz, Charles M. Katz
     
 

Descriptive and analytical, the text is designed to offer undergraduate students a balanced and up-to-date overview of who the police are and what they do, problems related to policing, and the many reforms and innovations that have been attempted in police work. Divided into four parts, The Police in America begins with a compelling analysis of the foundationSee more details below

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Descriptive and analytical, the text is designed to offer undergraduate students a balanced and up-to-date overview of who the police are and what they do, problems related to policing, and the many reforms and innovations that have been attempted in police work. Divided into four parts, The Police in America begins with a compelling analysis of the foundation of law enforcement, including the underlying purpose of police in society, the history of American police, as well as the contemporary law enforcement industry. It goes on to cover everything from the critical role of the beat cop and the fundamental problems in policing to the career path of police officers and a level-by-level overview of police organizations. Using timely articles and excerpts, the author takes readers beyond the headlines and statistics, to present a comprehensive and contemporary overview of what it means to be a police officer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072944785
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Part I: Foundations

Chapter 1: Police and Society

Chapter 2: The History of the American Police

Chapter 3: The Contemporary Law Enforcement Industry

Part II: Officers and Organizations

Chapter 4: Police Organizations

Chapter 5: Police Officers I: Entering Police Work

Chapter 6: Police Officers II: On the Job

Part III: Police Work

Chapter 7: Patrol: The Backbone of Policing

Chapter 8: Peacekeeping and Order Maintenance

Chapter 9: The Police and Crime

Chapter 10: Innovations in Police Strategy

Part IV: Issues in Policing

Chapter 11: Police Discretion

Chapter 12: Police-Community Relations

Chapter 13: Police Corruption

Chapter 14: Accountability of the Police

Part V: Challenges for a New Century

Chapter 15: The Future of Policing in America

Glossary

Index

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