9780534552800

Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534552800

  • ISBN10:

    0534552803

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/15/2002
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

The strength of this book is that it provides coverage of both law enforcement and the criminal justice system in one convenient and accessible text. It offers a practical, yet comprehensive, approach and emphasizes the law enforcement perspective in examining the police role in the criminal justice system. Another key strength of this book is that it provides an easily accessible writing style and extensive pedagogy.

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
1(36)
The American Quest for Freedom and Justice: Our Laws
37(26)
Crime in the United States---Offenders and Victims
63(40)
SECTION II Contemporary Law Enforcement
Contemporary Policing: An Overview
103(30)
Community Policing, Problem-Solving Policing and Service
133(36)
Patrol: The Backbone of Policing
169(32)
Specialized Roles of Police
201(28)
SECTION III Challenges to the Profession
Policing within the Law
229(38)
Gangs, Drugs and Terrorism: Threats to Our National Security
267(64)
Issues Concerning Police Conduct
331(40)
Departmental Issues
371(42)
Courts and Corrections: Law Enforcement's Partners in the Justice System
413

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