Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

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Formerly entitled Policing the Community: A Guide for Patrol Operations, Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice 2e has been completely revised and updated throughout, and is suitable for use in introduction to law enforcement courses and introduction to criminal justice courses with a law enforcement focus.

Balanced, current, and well organized, Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice 2e critically examines and evaluates law enforcement and the administration of justice in a diverse post-9/11 society. It presents a global and detailed view of law enforcement and criminal justice philosophies, operations, tactics, strategies, and processes as well as an introduction to the criminal law, criminal courts and corrections. The book's unique approach promotes a vision for law enforcement and other justice system personnel that integrates essential critical thinking, problem-solving, and communications skill development with the need to deploy ethical practitioners and peacekeepers that demonstrate leadership capabilities.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 200.7 x 254 x 22.9mm | 725.76g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0131137778
  • 9780131137776

Table of contents

1. Overview of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice.

2. Criminal Law and Crime Control.

3. Professionalism, Ethics, and Leadership.

4. Communications.

5. Community Policing: Philosophy and Strategy.

6. Community Policing: Problem Solving.

7. Career Preparation.

8. General Police Operations.

9. Legal Aspects of Policing.

10. Policing: Special Situations.

11. Investigations.

12. The Courts and the Judicial Process.

13. Corrections.
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