Introduction to Policing / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- SAGE Publications
Focusing on the thought-provoking, contemporary issues that underscore the challenging world of policing, this easy-to-understand text balances theory, research, and practice to give students a comprehensive overview of both the foundations of policing and the expanded role of today's police officers. The engaging writing style and stories from the field, coupled with unique coverage of the issues of policing in multicultural communities the impact of globalization on policing, make this book a must have for policing courses
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About the Author
Dr. Gene L. Scaramella taught in and coordinated criminal justice programs in both career colleges and 2/4 year public colleges and universities in the Chicago area. His areas of academic foci included organized and white collar crime, research methodologies, and policing. Dr. Scaramella was also a former member of the Chicago Police Department where his last assignment was in the organized crime unit. He passed away in August 2012.
Steven M. Cox earned his BS in psychology, MA in sociology, and Ph D in sociology at the University of Illinois in Urbana–Champaign. Dr. Cox was a member of the Law Enforcement and Justice Administration faculty at Western Illinois University from 1975 to 2007. For the past 45 years, he has served as trainer and consultant to numerous criminal justice agencies in the United States and abroad and has worked with several universities in the area of course development. In addition, Dr. Cox has authored and co-authored numerous successful textbooks and articles.
Dr. William P. Mc Camey was a Professor in the School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration at Western Illinois University from 1982 to 2012. Dr. Mc Camey earned a B.S. and M.A. in Law Enforcement Administration, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Dr. Mc Camey has served as a criminal investigator, police trainer and has co-authored four textbooks and numerous journal articles.
Table of Contents
Preface1. Policing in America2. Recruitment and Selection of Police Officers3. Police Training and Education4. The Police Culture5. Law, Court Decisions, and the Police6. Police Work: Operations and Functions7. Police Organizations and Administration: An Overview8. Discretion, Ethics, and Accountability in Policing9. Police Misconduct10. Policing in a Multicultural Setting11. Contemporary Strategies in Policing12. Technology and the Police13. Global Issues: Implications for the Police14. Private and Contract Police15. The Future of Policing in the United StatesGlossaryReferencesPhoto CreditsIndexAbout the Authors