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