The Development of American Law Enforcement

The Development of American Law Enforcement

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For undergraduate courses in Introduction to Law Enforcement and graduate courses in Law Enforcement in the U.S.

This easy-to-read text chronicles significant historical events that have shaped law enforcement in America, and provides students with an appreciation and understanding of its fundamental nature and contemporary form in American society. Factual events, seldom seen in other law enforcement texts, are well-documented in attention-getting real-life stories, and help to highlight the challenges faced by American law enforcement as it continues to adapt to the rapidly changing needs of a complex society.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 150 x 250 x 15mm | 250g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 013015928X
  • 9780130159281

Table of contents

1. The Nature of Crime and the Development of Law Enforcement in Colonial America.

2. Crime and Criminal Behavior of the 19th Century.

3. The Birth and Infancy of Urban Policing: The Search for an Identity.

4. 19th Century Federal Law Enforcement.

5. Law Enforcement on the American Frontier.

6. Reconstruction, Corruption, Scandals and Reform: 1870-1895.

7. State Enforcement.

8. Profiles of Professionalism: 1895-1925.

9. Criminal Behavior: 1900-1940.

10. The Federal Law Enforcement: 1900-1950.

11. From Gangs to Drug Cartels: Criminal Organizations in the United States.

12. Growth, Professionalism and the Second Generation of Police Administration: 1925-1965.

13. Criminal Behavior: 1940-Present.

14. The Growth of Federal Law Enforcement: 1950-Present.

15. The Law Enforcement Explosion: 1865s-1990s.
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