The Police

The Police : An Introduction

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For courses in Introduction to Law Enforcement and Introduction to Policing.This book explores the principles of policing and introduces readers to the history, administration, day-to-day practices of the police in the United States. It provides students with the basic framework for understanding fundamental contemporary police issues while at the same time empowering them to question the conventional wisdom about policing.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 180.3 x 228.6 x 15.2mm | 476.28g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0131182226
  • 9780131182226

Table of contents

1. Understanding the Police. 2. Historical Foundations of Policing. 3. Contemporary Police Systems. 4. Police Operations. 5. Police Authority. 6. Ethics and Deviance. 7. Understanding and Controlling Police Behavior. 8. Personnel Administration. 9. The Police and the Community. 10. Job-Related Issues. 11. Current Challenges and Future Directions. Appendix A. Selected Provisions from the 2001 USA PATRIOT ACT. Appendix B. Sample Police Adademy Curriculm. Appendix C. Model Police Policy Links. Appendix D. Police Web Links. Glossary. Index.
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About Michael D. Lyman

Michael D. Lyman is on the criminal justice faculty with the Criminal Justice and Social Work Department at Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri. He serves the department as teaching faculty and the Director of Graduate Studies. Prior to entering the field of college teaching, he was employed as a Special Agent for the Intelligence and Organized Crime Division of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and later as a Senior Intelligence Agent for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. Dr. Lyman received both his bachelors and master's degrees from Wichita State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
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