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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)

About the Author

Samuel Walker is a professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He teaches an undergraduate course, Police and Society, for which this book is designed, a graduate course on the administration of public justice, and other courses. He is the author of nine books on the police, the history of criminal justice, criminal justice policy, and civil liberties. His primary research interests involve citizen complaints against the police and citizen complaint review procedures. In 1998 he was awarded the Bruce Smith Award by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS).

Charles M. Katz is an assistant professor in the Administration of Justice Department at Arizona State University West. He currently serves as the director of the department’s graduate program. Katz earned his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1997. He is currently involved in two studies examining responses to community gang problems. He is the project director for a National Institute of Justice study of the police response to gangs in four sites: Phoenix, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, and Inglewood (California). In addition, he is working with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the City of Mesa (Arizona) to evaluate the effectiveness of the Mesa Gang Intervention Project. His publications include numerous articles on community policing, policing gangs, and drugs and crime.

Table of Contents


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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