Police Technology

Police Technology

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For Computers in Criminal Justice, Police Technology, Introductory Cybercrime and Introductory Crime Analysis courses as well as courses in Management of Public Information Systems. The only book of its kind available today, Police Technology is an up-to-date, practical examination of information technology in law enforcement. Through the lens of common criminal justice themes such as community policing, fragmentation, and other criminological theories, it tackles the broad field of information technology systematically-it starts with a basic introduction to computers, explores police communications technology, and presents cutting-edge strategic and tactical technology used by police to predict, investigate and prevent crime.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 200.7 x 251.5 x 17.8mm | 771.12g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0131149571
  • 9780131149571

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"Police Technology offers, hands-down, the most thorough, up-to-date, state-of-the-art coverage of current and emerging technologies." - Samuel Nunn, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis "Police Technology "is truly a one-stop-shop technology overview, whether the student is a basic police recruit; a midlevel manager who now realizes he or she must be 'up' on ail this or become irrelevant; or, a chief or sheriff who aspires to truly understand his or her agency's technology plan and how to successfully manage it to reach important departmental and community goals." - Dave Pettinari, Pueblo County (Colorado) Sheriff's Office "Police Technology reflects a great deal of research and insight into the combined areas of Information Technology and Law Enforcement Management of Technology." - Wayne Eveland (Captain, New Jersey State Police, Retired), Director Of Technical Marketing, Motorola "Police Technology "is well-researched, well-written, welt-referenced, and provides exceptionally clear and appropriate examples." - William L. Tafoya, University Of New Havenshow more

About Raymond E. Foster

Raymond E. Foster (Lieutenant, Los Angeles Police Department, Retired) is currently a faculty advisor and instructor at the Union Institute and University in Los Angeles, California.show more

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION TO THEORY AND BASICS. 1. Introduction to Police Technology. 2. Computer Basics. 3. Wireless Communications. 4. Network Communications. 5. Geographic Information. 6. A Brief History of Police Technology. II. STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES. 7. Communications Dispatch Centers. 8. Agency Systems. 9. External Systems. 10. The Internet and Law Enforcement. 11. Information Exchange. 12. Crime Analysis. III. TACTICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES. 13. Technology in Investigations. 14. Wiretaps. 15. Tracking and Surveillance. 16. Hi-Tech Crime. 17. Major Incident and Disaster Response Technology. 18. Technology in the Street. IV. TECHNOLOGY IN POLICE MANAGEMENT. 19. Personnel and Training. 20. Implementing and Managing Technology. 21. Emerging and Future Police Technologies. Bibliography. Index.show more

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