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Police in America: Introduction

Police in America: Introduction - 6th edition

Police in America: Introduction - 6th edition

ISBN13: 9780073527925

ISBN10: 0073527920

Police in America: Introduction by Samuel Walker and Charles M Katz - ISBN 9780073527925
Edition: 6TH 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2008
International: No
Police in America: Introduction by Samuel Walker and Charles M Katz - ISBN 9780073527925

ISBN13: 9780073527925

ISBN10: 0073527920

Edition: 6TH 08

Summary

The Police in America provides a comprehensive introduction to the foundations of policing in the United States today. 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, the problems they face, and the many reforms and innovations that have taken place in policing. The text begins with a compelling analysis of the foundation of law enforcement and the history of American police. It goes on to cover the critical role of the beat cop, the fundamental problems in policing, the career path of police officers, and a level-by-level overview of police organizations. Using timely articles and excerpts, the authors take readers beyond the headlines and statistics, to present a comprehensive and contemporary overview of what it means to be a police officer.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I. Foundations

Chapter 1. Police and Society
Chapter 2. The History of the American Police
Chapter 3. The Contemporary Law Enforcement Industry

Part II. Officers and Organizations

Chapter 4. Police Organizations
Chapter 5. Police Officers I. Entering Police Work
Chapter 6. Police Officers II. On the Job

Part III. Police Work

Chapter 7. Patrol. The Backbone of Policing
Chapter 8. Peacekeeping and Order Maintenance
Chapter 9. The Police and Crime
Chapter 10. Innovations in Police Strategy

Part IV. Issues in Policing

Chapter 11. Police Discretion
Chapter 12. Police-Community Relations
Chapter 13. Police Corruption
Chapter 14. Accountability of the Police

Part V. Challenges for a New Century

Chapter 15. The Future of Policing in America