Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/2/1999
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This unique and successful text provides an overview of law enforcement and policing within the context of the criminal justice system. This edition has been refocused to provide an emphasis on law enforcement to better match emerging course needs. Perfect for beginning students, this accessible and practical book exposes students to basic concepts of the law enforcement system. A hallmark of the Hess books, this edition provides a complete pedagogical framework to aid student comprehension.

Author Biography

Henry M. Wrobleski, LLB is the former coordinator of the Law Enforcement Program at Normandale Community College. He is the dean of instruction for the Institute for Professional Development and is a graduate of the FBI Academy. Karen M. Hess, PhD is a member of the English department at Normandale Community College as well as the president of the Institute for Professional Development. She is also a member of the National Criminal Justice Association, the American Correctional Association and the Bloomington Crime Prevention Association.

Table of Contents

SECTION I The Evolution of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
A Brief History: The Evolution of Law and Our Criminal Justice System
The American Quest for Freedom and Justice: Our Laws
Crime in the United States and Its Victims
SECTION II Contemporary Law Enforcement
Contemporary Policing: An Overview
Community Policing, Problem-Solving Policing and Service
General Functions of Police: Patrol and Traffic
Specialized Roles of Police
SECTION III Challenges to the Profession
Drugs and Gangs: Two National Threats
Policing within the Law
Issues Concerning Police Conduct and Other Departmental Concerns
Recruiting and Selecting Officers-Major Challenges
SECTION IV In Search of Justice: Our Criminal Justice System in Action
Our Courts---Innocent Until Proven Guilty
Corrections: Carrying Out the Sentences of the Court
The Juvenile Justice System

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