9780130218841

Policing America: Methods, Issues, Challenges

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130218841

  • ISBN10:

    0130218847

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/1/1999
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

This book provides readers with a comprehensive view of the often obscure world of policing, with in-depth coverage of today's major topics. It explores the methods and issues, personality and problems, and attitudes and beliefs of those persons who enforce federal, state, and local laws. Chapter topics include the rights of police officers, women and minorities in policing, private policing, unionization, contract and consolidated policing, civilianization, accreditation, higher education, and stress. A “real-world” focus gives insight to one of the most difficult and challenging occupations in America. Career overviews highlight information on the various fields of police work for those considering making it their future. Given their prominence and authority in our society, “consumers” of police services will also find this a provocative read.

Table of Contents

Historical Development
1(34)
Policing Levels, Roles, and Functions
35(33)
Police Subculture: The Making of a Cop
68(26)
Organization and Administration
94(24)
On Patrol: Personnel, Methods, Functions
118(27)
Criminal Investigation: The Science of Detection
145(32)
Extraordinary Problems and Methods
177(33)
Police and the Rule of Law
210(30)
Accountability: Ethics, Corruption, and Constitutional Limitations
240(25)
Civil Liability: The Outgrowth of Failure
265(18)
Issues and Trends
283(32)
Comparative Perspectives
315(25)
Tools for the Task: Technology Review
340(19)
Challenges of the Future
359

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