9781435496828

Paradoxes of Police Work

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    9781435496828

  • ISBN10:

    1435496825

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Summary

Written by an experienced former police officer, Paradoxes of Police Work, 2nd edition leads the reader through the policies and inherent contradictions of law enforcement as described with real cop experiences and realities. In "tell it like it is" fashion, this book offers examples of real-life situations that occur constantly in the day-to-day operations of "routine" patrol and offers glimpses into the frustrations and stresses of law enforcement careers. This book tackles controversial subjects that many academic texts and field books too often ignore. But these are important issues and confronting them can lead to a better understanding of the profession, which can in turn create better professionals. Paradoxes of Police Work, 2nd edition provides thought-provoking and insightful topic coverage that clarifies the paradoxes in modern police work.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
in the BAG: the Police Officer's Experience
Goals: What are We Doing Out There?
Stereotyping
Discretion
Due Process
Coercive Power
Media Imagery
The Subculture
Organizational Styles
Paramilitarism
Three Traditional Styles of Police Organization
Community Oriented Policing
Police Administration
Selection
Education and Training
Accountability
Futures
Leadership
Professionalism
Epilogue
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