The Police in America: An Introduction
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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



Name Index

Subject Index