Policing Issues : Challenges and Controversies

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-02-15
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

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Policing Issues: Challenges and Controversies analyzes the most pressing challenges affecting municipal policing in the United States today. Longstanding and emerging issues are critically examined with a solutions-focus to provide readers with a strong understanding of the problems effecting citizens, communities, police officers, and administrators. Discussions are grounded in empirical research, other relevant scholarly literature, and current events to provide readers with trusted and well-rounded information. This text is ideal for those considering or training for a career in policing, or those currently working as police/law enforcement officers.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments
Preface Preface
Preface Table of Contents
Part1 Introduction to Policing
Chapter1 Introduction to Policing
Chapter2 The History of Municipal Policing in the United States
Chapter3 The Mythology of Municipal Policing
Part2 Problems for Citizens and the Community
Chapter4 Emphasizing Public Relations Over Crime Reduction
Chapter5 Failure to Properly Investigate Crime (i.e., Problems with Detective Function)
Chapter6 Improper Discretion
Chapter7 Inability to Significantly Reduce Crime (i.e., Problems with Patrol)
Chapter8 Poor Police-Community Relations
Chapter9 Deviancy and Corruption
Chapter10 Police Violence/Excessive Force
Part3 Problems for Police Officers and Administrators
Chapter11 Failure to Adopt and/or Properly Use New Technology
Chapter12 Inability to Properly Manage and Lead
Chapter13 Co-operation/Collaboration with Other Criminal Justice Agencies
Chapter14 Underfunding
Chapter15 Inadequate Wages and Compensation
Chapter16 Ineffective/Insufficient Recruitment, Education and Training
Chapter17 Working Conditions
Chapter18 Conclusion: The Future of Policing
Preface References
Preface Author Index
Preface Subject Index

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