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The Police in America: An Introduction https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1260236994.jpeg 10 2022 9781260236996 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.
09781260236996
The Police in America: An Introduction

The Police in America: An Introduction, 10th Edition

ISBN10: 1260236994 | ISBN13: 9781260236996
By Samuel Walker, Charles Katz
© 2022

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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.

PART 1 FOUNDATIONS
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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About the Author

Samuel Walker

Dr. Samuel Walker is Professor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he taught for 31 years before retiring in 2005. He is the author of 14 books on policing, criminal justice policy, and civil liberties. He continues to write and consult in the area of police accountability, with a special interest in police early intervention systems and federal litigation against police misconduct.

Charles Katz

Dr. Charles Katz is the Watts Family Director of the Center for Violence Prevention and Community safety and is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. Dr. Katz earned his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1997. He is coauthor of Policing Gangs in America by Cambridge University Press and numerous articles on policing and gangs. He is currently working with several large metropolitan police agencies evaluating programs and practices.

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