Policing Today

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-14
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Policing Todayprovides a comprehensive and contemporary overview of policing in America-from its historical roots through the present day. Six distinct sections cover the foundations of policing, personnel issues, police work, legal issues and more! Chapter opening stories feature high-profile cases and include questions for critical thinking. Ethical dilemma boxes and "Does it Work?" features capture much of what is faced by law enforcement today. Offering a four-color format and feature-rich presentation, this book presents the reality of police work in ways that will captivate students and help prepare them for the field.

Table of Contents

Origins and Evolution of Policing
Policing in American Context
Police and the Criminal Justice System
Agencies of Law Enforcement and Their Organizations
Personnel Issues
Becoming a Copy
Police Culture
Career Concerns
Police Work
Patrol, Peacekeeping, and Investigations
Intelligence, Information, and Special Problems
Community Policing and Community Involvement
Legal Issues
Policing and the Law
Civil Liability and Accountability
Police Discretion and Behavior
Deviance, Ethics and Professionalism
The Use of Force
The Future
The Future of Policing
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