The Police in America: An Introduction / Edition 4

The Police in America: An Introduction / Edition 4

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McGraw-Hill Higher Education
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The Police in America: An Introduction / Edition 4

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,the problems related to policing,and the many reforms and innovations that have been attempted. 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. The book is designed primarily for undergraduate students enrolled in their first course on the police or law enforcement. It is not a police management text,or a book on criminal procedure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780072414912
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 11/23/2001
Edition description: 4TH
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 13.39(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

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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


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