9780132610193

Policing

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  • ISBN13:

    9780132610193

  • ISBN10:

    0132610191

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/27/2011
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

Policing: A Brief Introductionprovides a complete and objective overview of policing in America, from its historical roots through the present day. Five distinct sections cover the foundations of policing, personnel issues, police work, legal issues, and the challenges of police discretion and behavior. This innovative new text includes the many pedagogical extras and an engaging four-color design typically associated with longer criminal justice texts, while maintaining a concise focus and brief format.

Table of Contents

SECTION I    FOUNDATIONS

Chapter 1        Origins and Evolution of American Policing

Chapter 2        Policing in American Context

Chapter 3        Law Enforcement Agencies and Their Organization

 

SECTION II   A CAREER IN POLICING

Chapter 4        Becoming a Cop

Chapter 5        Police Subculture

Chapter 6        Police Discretion and Behavior

 

SECTION III ON THE JOB

Chapter 7        Core Police Functions

Chapter 8        Community Policing and Community Involvement

Chapter 9        Policing in the Modern Era

 

SECTION IV LEGAL ISSUES

Chapter 10      Policing and the Law

Chapter 11      Civil Liability and Accountability

 

SECTION V   CHALLENGES

Chapter 12      Deviance, Ethics, and Professionalism

Chapter 13      The Use of Force

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