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Policing in America: A Balance of Forces, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By Lawrence F. Travis III, Robert H Langworthy

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 3, 2008

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For courses in Introduction to Policing and Law Enforcement.

 

Praised for its scholarship, this book uses the “Balance of Forces” metaphor to examine three primary correlates of police practice–police organizations, officers and communities.  Written in a conversational tone, it offers extensive coverage of police history, the current structure of the police industry, and critical police functions. With enhanced visuals and extensive references, this book helps students develop an appreciation for the “big picture” and strives to integrate the broad research on policing into one coherent perspective.

Table of Contents

I. DEVELOPING A PERSPECTIVE.

 

 1. Understanding the Police.

 2. The Early History of Policing.

 3. The English Roots of American Policing.

 4. The Evolution of Policing in America.

II. THE LAW ENFORCEMENT INDUSTRY IN AMERICA.

 

 5. Federal and State Police.

 6. Private and Special-Purpose Police.

 7. Municipal and Local Police.

III. CORRELATES OF POLICING: ORGANIZATIONS, OFFICERS, AND COMMUNITIES.

 

 8. Police Organizations.

 9. Individuals in Policing: Officers and Supervisors.

10. Police Officers.

11. Police and Community.

IV. THE FUNCTIONS OF POLICING IN AMERICA.

 

12. Law Enforcement and the Police.

13. Service and the Police.

14. Order and the Police.

V. DILEMMAS IN POLICING.

 

15. Community Policing: Tying It All Together.

16. Controlling the Police.

17. Current Trends and Future Issues in Policing.
 
Author Index.

Subject Index.

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$65.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-501737-1