For courses in Introduction to Policing or General Policing or as a supplemental text for Community Policing or Police Administration.
Taking a new direction and emphasis, this edition of Policing America offers a problem-solving approach and emphasizes what is actually working in the field. Based on the author’s over thirty five years of experience, the book offers complete coverage of traditional policing topics, a concise view of the reorganized federal law enforcement system, and coverage of topics such as homeland security, community policing, investigations, accountability, patrol and technologies. This edition features two new problem-solving chapters, an new problem-solving appendix and over thirty case-study exhibits that reinforce what works to attack such problems as terrorism, gangs, and crimes involving drugs, hate, and youth.
Table of Contents
Part I Foundations: Development of Law Enforcement Organizations and Police Officers
1 Historical Development: Coming to America
2 Federal and State Agencies: Protecting their Borders
3 Police in Society: Organization and Administration of Municipal and County Agencies
4 From Citizen to Officer: Preparing For the Street
Part II Policing As Work: Patrolling, Problem Solving, Detecting
5 On Patrol: Methods and Menaces
6 Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving: Confronting Crime and Disorder
7 Criminal Investigation: The Science of Detection
Part III Constraints: Rule of Law, Accountability, and Liability
8 Rule of Law: Expounding the Constitution
9 Accountability: Ethics, Use of Force, Corruption, and Discipline
10 Civil Liability: Failing the Public Trust
Part IV Special Problems, Challenges, and Populations
11 Addressing Terrorism, Gangs, and Drugs
12 Crimes Involving Illegal Immigrants, the Mob, Hate, and Youth
13 Trends and Issues: Labor Relations, Women and Minorities, Stress, and Higher Education
Part V Other Challenges Today and Beyond
14 Technology Review: Tools for the Tasks
15 Focus on the Future
Appendix I: “What Works”: Police Problem-solving Approaches to Community Problems
Appendix II: Career Information
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