Police Theory Meets Practicality
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An Introduction to American Policing continues to engage students with a balanced yet critical investigation of police history and theory. This comprehensive text connects the US criminal justice system, criminology, and law enforcement knowledge to the progress of the police community. Updated case studies and narratives from violators along with current research help students understand the central theories and practical realities of American law enforcement. This leading-edge textbook will satisfy both scholars, who lean toward theoretical perspectives, and practitioners, who favor practical recommendations. An Introduction to American Policing, Second Edition is an exciting and modern resource that will challenge and encourage readers to understand, imagine, reflect, and exercise good judgment when thinking about the principal issues related to American policing moving toward 2020.
Features & Benefits
- NEW full-color design and photos engage students in the content and enhance the learning experience
- NEW case studies discuss current highly debated topics students see in news and media, such as the Michael Brown case and the Black Lives Matter movement
- Two NEW chapters cover public health and terrorist policies to keep readers on the forefront of contemporary issues police officers encounter
- NEW discussions on highly debated recent events, including police under unprovoked attacks, police use of drones, transfer of deadly pathogens among officers, human trafficking, and more
- The popular Ripped from the Headlines case studies have been updated and modernized to provide current real-life application
- Explains policing from the inside with personal experiences from officers on the job, offering a realistic sense of working in this dynamic field
- Combines theory and practicality through investigative reports about police organizations, case studies, narratives from violators, and current research and impressions from colleagues, officers, and researchers.
- Instructor resources include a complete Test Bank and lecture slides in PowerPoint format.
This updated Second Edition is ideal for undergraduate Introduction to Policing, Police Science, and Introduction to Law Enforcement courses.
Part I Fundamentals of Policing
Chapter 1 Police: The Essentials
Chapter 2 Historical Accounts, Emergence of Laws, and Five Modern Eras
Chapter 3 Community Policing, Broken Windows, and Agents of Compliance
Chapter 4 Why Police Must Change, Evidence-Based Policing, and the Accountability Era
Chapter 5 Local Law Enforcement, Campus Police, and Privatization
Chapter 6 Tribal Law Enforcement and Federal Enforcement Agencies
Part II Police Organizations, Management, and Police Officers
Chapter 7 Perspectives and Local Police Organizations
Chapter 8 Police Management, Leadership, and Female Officers
Chapter 9 Recruiting, Hiring, and Training of Local Police Officers
Part III Police Work
Chapter 10 On The Job: Patrol and Patrol Units
Chapter 11 Human Trafficking and International Terrorism
Chapter 12 Crime Scene Investigations (CSI)
Part IV Third Millennium Changes
Chapter 13 Local Police and Health
Chapter 14 Police Officer Subculture
Chapter 15 Police Office Stress and the Future of American Policing
Dennis J. Stevens, PhD-Managing Director, Justice Writers of America, Retired, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Dennis J. Stevens, Ph.D. is the Managing Director of Justice Writers of America (JWA), an organization guiding justice personnel (by invitation only) to articulate their experiences in a confidential setting. Fore more information, see www.crimeprofessor.com. Stevens has taught criminal psychology in major universities and counseled high-risk prisoners at Chicago, Charlotte, Boston, and New Orleans. He has led crisis intervention sessions among Boston and New York City officers after 9/11 and the Boston Marathon bombing, New Orleans and Houston officers after Hurricane Katrina, and Chicago and Dallas officers after the execution-style murders of their own.
Additional Titles by this Author
- ISBN-13: 9780763755317
- ISBN-13: 9780763748937