Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice / Edition 11

Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice / Edition 11

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Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice / Edition 11

This comprehensive and practical book covers law enforcement and the criminal justice system as a whole (including courts, corrections, and juvenile justice) in one easy-to-understand volume. You'll find a realistic and relevant "boots on the street" perspective, real world examples in every chapter, and up-to-date information on a wide range of today's hottest topics, the Towards Zero Death (TZD) traffic-safety initiative, rapid DNA profiling, CompStat Plus, warrantless searches of vehicles, hacktivism, iPads/tablets and geolocation "pinging"communication devices in the field. joint terrorism task forces (JTTFs), and more.

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ISBN-13: 9781285444321
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 648
Sales rank: 652,818
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

SECTION I: THE EVOLUTION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. 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: Offenses, Offenders, Victims. SECTION II: CONTEMPORARY LAW ENFORCEMENT. 4. Contemporary Policing: An Overview. 5. Patrol: The Backbone of Policing. 6. Specialized Roles of Police. 7. Policing after 9/11: Traditional, Community and Data-Driven Policing. SECTION III: CHALLENGES TO THE PROFESSION. 8. Policing within the Law. 9. Gangs and Drugs: Threats to Our National Security. 10. Terrorism and Homeland Security. 11. Issues Concerning Police Conduct. 12. Becoming a Law Enforcement Professional. SECTION IV: COURTS AND CORRECTIONS: LAW ENFORCEMENT'S PARTNERS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. 13. U.S. Courts. 14. Corrections.

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