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Police in America - Text Only - 5th edition

by Samuel Walker and Charles M. Katz

Police in America - Text Only (ISBN10: 0072873256; ISBN13: 9780072873252)
ISBN13: 978-0072873252
ISBN10: 0072873256

Summary: Descriptive and analytical, the text is designed to offer undergraduate students a balanced and up-to-date overview of who the police are and what they do, problems related to policing, and the many reforms and innovations that have been attempted in police work. Divided into five parts, The Police in America begins with a compelling analysis of the foundation of law enforcement, including the underlying purpose of police in society, the history of American police, a ...show mores well as the contemporary law enforcement industry. It goes on to cover everything from the critical role of the beat cop and the fundamental problems in policing to the career path of police officers and a level-by-level overview of police organizations. Using timely articles and excerpts, the author takes readers beyond the headlines and statistics, to present a comprehensive and contemporary overview of what it means to be a police officer. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 5TH 05
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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Year Published: 2005
International: No

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