Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice / Edition 4

Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice / Edition 4

by Henry M. Wrobleski
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West Group


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Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice / Edition 4

This textbook describes the laws all U.S. citizens are expected to obey, the types of crime occurring in the U.S., the traditional organization and functions of law enforcement, and current challenges to the police officer profession. The eighth edition adds a chapter on terrorism, updates references, and reflects recent Supreme Court decisions. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780314012418
Publisher: West Group
Publication date: 02/28/1993
Series: Criminal Justice Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 620

About the Author

Henry M. Wrobleski, LL.B., is a well-known author, lecturer and consultant with 30' years experience in law enforcement. He was coordinator of the Law Enforcement Program at Normandale Community College and Dean of Instruction for the Institute for Professional Development. Mr. Wrobleski is a graduate of the FBI Academy. He is also the co-author of the following Wadsworth texts: INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE and PRIVATE SECURITY.

Kören Matison Hess holds a Ph.D. in English and in instructional design from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in criminal justice from Pacific Western University. Dr. Hess has also co-authored eight texts on criminal justice. She is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Association of University Women, the American Correctional Association, the American Society for Industrial Security, the American Society of Criminologists, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA), and the Police Executive Research Forum. She is also a fellow and a member of the foundation board of the Text and Academic Authors Association.

Table of Contents

1. A Brief History: The Evolution of Law and Our Criminal Justice System. 2. The American Quest for Freedom and Justice: Our Laws. 3. Crime in the United States and Its Victims. 4. Contemporary Policing: An Overview. 5. Community Policing, Problem Solving Policing, and Service. 6. General Functions of Police: Patrol and Traffic. 7. Specialized Roles of Police. 8. Drugs and Gangs: Two National Threats. 9. Policing Within the Law. 10. Issues Concerning Police Conduct and Other Departmental Concerns. 11. Recruiting and Selecting Officers - Major Challenges. 12. Courts. 13. Corrections. 14. Juvenile Justice. 15. The Future of Policing.

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