Police and Society

Police and Society

3.37 (8 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , By (author)  , By (author) 

List price: US$89.95

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

Now in a new edition, Police & Society offers a descriptive and analytical look at the process of policing, from police behavior and organization to operations and historical perspectives. With an emphasis on the relationship between the police and the community and how this relationship has changed through the years, coauthors Roy Roberg, Kenneth Novak, and Gary Cordner explore the most important theoretical foundations and incisive research on contemporary policing practices. To draw students into this complex subject, the authors provide many fascinating examples of policing at work: Inside Policing boxes address real-world police issues and operations and also offer biographical sketches of important police leaders. Voices From the Field boxes feature insights from nationally recognized police executives who discuss current policing practices in a lively Q&A format. Revised throughout, the fourth edition incorporates such timely new topics as media relations, intelligence-led policing, and changes in CompStat procedures. The authors also address the impact of society's evolution on current policing practices, paying special attention to the challenges of community policing and policing in the post-9/11 era. The book's rich pedagogical features include an expanded glossary, which provides clear definitions of key terms. An Interactive Student Study Guide CD is packaged with the text, and an Instructor's Manual is also available. An essential resource for policing in the twenty-first century, Police & Society, Fourth Edition, provides a dynamic introduction to this compelling field.show more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 544 pages
  • 175.26 x 246.38 x 25.4mm | 793.78g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 019537035X
  • 9780195370355
  • 1,657,291

About Roy R. Roberg

Roy Roberg is Professor of Justice Studies at San Jose State University. He is coauthor of Police Management, Third Edition (OUP, 2002). Kenneth Novak is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is coauthor of Police Management, Third Edition (OUP, 2002). Gary Cordner is Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. He is coauthor of Police Administration, Sixth Edition (2007)."show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements; About the Authors; Foreword; Preface; PART I: POLICING FOUNDATIONS; 1: POLICE IN A DEMOCRACY; The Concept of Democratic Policing; The Democracy-Police Conflict; Democracy and the Rule of Law; Policing, Terrorism, and Homeland Security; The Policing System; Organizational Structure; Police in a Democracy; The Expectation-Integration Model; The Role of the Police; Police Values, Goals, and Strategies; Summary; Critical Thinking Questions; References; Suggested Websites for Further Study; 2: POLICE HISTORY; Foundations of Policing; The Emergence of Modern Policing in the United States; Modern Policing: The Political Model; Modern Policing: The Legalistic Model; State Police; Federal Law Enforcement; Summary; Critical Thinking Questions; References; Suggested Websites for Further Study; 3: COMMUNITY POLICING; Transition Toward Community Policing; Community Policing; The Philosophical Dimension; The Strategic Dimension; The Tactical Dimension; Community Policing Today: Rhetoric or Reality?; Summary; Critical Thinking Questions; References; Suggested Websites for Further Study; PART II: POLICE ADMINISTRATION; 4: POLICE MANAGEMENT; The Managerial Process; The Development of Police Management; Organizational Design; Managing Group Behavior; Summary; Critical Thinking Questions; References; Suggested Websites for Further Study; 5: POLICE ORGANIZATION AND CHANGE; Organizational Change; The Madison Experience; The Chicago Experience; Job Redesign and Community Policing; Innovation; Summary; Critical Thinking Questions; References; Suggested Websites for Further Study; 6: SELECTION AND DEVELOPMENT; Recruitment; Selection; Development; Summary; Critical Thinking Questions; References; Suggested Websites for Further Study; 7: FIELD OPERATIONS; The Patrol Function; Selected Research on Patrol Operations; Directed Patrol, Drug Hot Spots, and Enforcement; Reactive Arrests and Domestic Violence; The Investigative Function; Selected Research on Investigative Operations; Summary; Critical Thinking Questions; References; Suggested Websites for Further Study; PART III: POLICE BEHAVIOR; 8: BEHAVIOR AND MISCONDUCT; Perspectives of Police Behavior; Studies of Police Behavior; Decision-Making and Police Discretion; Police Deviance; Summary; Critical Thinking Questions; References; Suggested Websites for Further Study; 9: FORCE AND COERCION; Police-Citizen Interactions; The Use of Force; Inappropriate Force; Summary; Critical Thinking Questions; References; Suggested Websites for Further Study; 10: ACCOUNTABILITY AND ETHICS; Internal Accountability Mechanisms; External Accountability Mechanisms; The Limits of Oversight Mechanisms; Professional Standards; Ethical Standards; The Limits of Professional and Ethical Standards; Summary; Critical Thinking Questions; References; Suggested Websites for Further Study; 11: LEGAL ISSUES; Criminal Procedure; Civil Liability; Summary; Critical Thinking Questions; References; Suggested Websites for Further Study; PART IV: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES; 12: CULTURAL DIVERSITY; Minorities in Policing; Women in Policing; Affirmative Action; Equal Employment Opportunity; Reverse Discrimination; Increasing Diversity in Police Departments; Integration of Minorities and Women Into Policing; Future Prospects; Summary; Discussion Questions; References; Suggested Websites for Further Study; 13: STRESS AND OFFICER SAFETY; The Concept of Stress; Occupational Stress; Historical Overview of Stressors; Categories of Stressors; Stress and Emotional Problems; Officer Safety; Summary; Critical Thinking Questions; References; Suggested Websites for Further Study; 14: HIGHER EDUCATION; The Development of Higher Education Programs for Police; The Impact of Higher Education on Policing; Validating Higher Education for Police; College Education Standards for Employment; Summary; Critical Thinking Questions; References; Suggested Websites for Further Study; 15: CONTEMPORARY AND EMERGING ISSUES; Changes in American Society; Significant Trends; Technology; Terrorism and Homeland Security; Police Strategies Post-9/11; Summary; Critical Thinking Questions; References; Suggested Websites for Further Study; Glossaryshow more

Rating details

8 ratings
3.37 out of 5 stars
5 25% (2)
4 12% (1)
3 38% (3)
2 25% (2)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X