9780135005668

The Police An Introduction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780135005668

  • ISBN10:

    0135005663

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/19/2009
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

This book explores the principles of policing and introduces readers to the history, administration, and day-to-day practices of the police in the United States. Offering a balanced perspective, it provides readers with the basic framework for understanding contemporary police issues and discusses the myths and preconceptions commonly associated with the profession. This edition includes a new chapter on police culture, a new chapter on police liability, and information on how police work interfaces with forensic science and modern technology. Anyone with an interest in law enforcement or anyone studying to become a police officer.

Table of Contents

Understanding the Police
Historical Foundations of Policing
Police Jurisdiction
Becoming a Police Officer
Police Operations: Patrol
Police Operations: Criminal Investigation
Police Culture
Police Authority
Ethics and Deviance
Controlling Police Behavior
Police Civil Liability
The Police and the Community
Job-Related Issues
Current Challenges and Future Directions
Glossary
Index
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