9780073527925

The Police in America: An Introduction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073527925

  • ISBN10:

    0073527920

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/23/2007
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

The Police in America 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. Using timely articles and excerpts, the authors take readers beyond the headlines and statistics to present a comprehensive and contemporary overview of what it means to be a police officer.

Table of Contents

Preface
Foundations
Police and Society
The History of the American Police
The Contemporary Law Enforcement Industry
Officers and Organizations
Police Organizations
Police Officers I: Entering Police Work
Police Officers II: On the Job
Police Work
Patrol: The Backbone of Policing
Peacekeeping and Order Maintenance
The Police and Crime
Innovations in Police Strategy
Issues in Policing
Police Discretion
Police-Community Relations
Police Corruption
Accountability of the Police
Challenges for a New Century
The Future of Policing in America
Glossary
Index
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