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The Police in America provides a comprehensive introduction to the foundations of policing in the United States today. Descriptive and analytical, this text is designed to offer 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. 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. -- Provided by publisher.
Revised edition of the authors' The police in America, c2013.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note
Preface Foundations Police and society The history of the american police The contemporary law enforcement industry Officers and organizations Police organizations Police officers i: entering police work Police officers ii: on the job Police work Patrol: the backbone of policing Peacekeeping and order maintenance The police and crime Innovations in police strategy Issues in policing Police discretion Legitimacy and community relations Police corruption Accountability of the police Challenges for a new century The future of policing in america Glossary.
KF5399 .W35 2018
Police in America., Ninth edition
New York, NY : McGraw-Hill Education,