The Police in America: An Introduction, 10th Edition
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With the 10th edition of The Police in America, the authors use timely articles and excerpts, that will take the readers beyond the headlines and statistics to present a comprehensive and contemporary overview of what it means to be a police officer. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the foundations of policing in the United States today. 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 they face, and the many reforms and innovations that have taken place in policing. The title is designed primarily for undergraduates enrolled in their first police or law enforcement course-such as an introduction to policing, police and society, or law enforcement systems.
Chapter 1 Police and Society
Chapter 2 The History of the American Police
Chapter 3 The Contemporary Law Enforcement Industry
PART 2 OFFICERS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 4 Police Organizations
Chapter 5 Police Officers I: Recruitment and Training for a Changing Society
Chapter 6 Police Officers II: On the Job
PART 3 POLICE WORK
Chapter 7 Patrol: The Backbone of Policing
Chapter 8 Peacekeeping and Order Maintenance
Chapter 9 The Police and Crime
Chapter 10 Advances in Police Strategy
PART 4 ISSUES IN POLICING
Chapter 11 Police Discretion
Chapter 12 Legitimacy and Trust and Confidence in the Police
Chapter 13 Police Corruption
Chapter 14 Accountability of the Police
PART 5 CHALLENGES FOR A NEW CENTURY
Chapter 15 The Future of Policing in America
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