The Third Edition of Police & Society offers a comprehensive introduction to policing in the United States. Author Roy Roberg is joined by prominent policing scholars Kenneth Novak and Gary Cordner. Their thoroughly revised text is both descriptive and analytical in nature--covering the process of policing, police behavior, organization, operations, and historical perspectives.
To adequately explain the complex nature of police operations in a democracy, the authors have integrated the most important theoretical foundations, research findings, and contemporary practices in a comprehensible, yet analytical, manner. Contemporary issues and future prospects of policing are fully addressed. The text features an emphasis on the relationship between the police and the community--as well as how this relationship has evolved over time. The impact of this evolution on current police practices, especially with respect to community policing and policing in the post-9/11 era, is explored.
The new edition has been substantially updated and revised, with four new or significantly revised chapters: "Community Policing," "Legal Issues," "Higher Education," and "Contemporary and Emerging Issues."
Importantly, new "Voices From the Field" boxes have been added to each chapter. Here, nationally known police officials provide their insights into contemporary police practices and problems in a thought-provoking format.
Topics New to the Third Edition:
* Police auditor systems
* Early warning systems
* New forms of police stressors
* Officer safety and fatality reduction
* Terrorism and post-9/11 policing
* Policing and the mentally ill
* Search and seizure
* Legal issues in interrogations
* Civil liability
* Contemporary performance measures
* Racially biased policing/racial profiling
Topics significantly expanded from the last edition include:
* The role of the police in history
* Broken windows
* Community policing today
* Police ethics and deviant behavior
* Use of force, brutality, and oversight mechanisms
* Women in policing
* Police suicide
* Responses to stress
* Officer culture
* Officer discretion
* Police paramilitary units (PPUs)
* Compstat and Quality of Life policing
* Chicago and Madison updates
* Job satisfaction and community policing
* Directed patrols/crackdowns
* Higher education, satisfaction, and discipline
* Demographic changes in American society
* Police technology
Police & Society also offers "Inside Policing" themed boxes which feature important research findings and brief descriptions of exemplary police programs and operations.
The Third Edition also features an expanded glossary, with key terms at the beginning of each chapter.
Ancillaries to enhance instruction include:
* An Interactive Student Study Guide on CD--included with each copy of the book
* A revised, dedicated Website
* All figures and tables in the text available in PowerPoint on CDshow more