Policing America

Policing America : Methods, Issues, Challenges

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For courses in Police and Society in the department of criminal justice.This text provides a comprehensive view of the often obscure world of policing, with in-depth coverage of today's major topics. It explores the methods and issues, personality and problems, and attitudes and beliefs of those persons who enforce federal, state, and local laws. A "real-world" focus gives students insight to one of the most difficult and challenging occupations in America.show more

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  • Hardback | 394 pages
  • 180.34 x 236.22 x 20.32mm | 748.42g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130218847
  • 9780130218841

Table of contents

1. Historical Development. 2. Policing Levels, Roles, and Functions. 3. Police Subculture: The Making of a Cop. 4. Organization and Administration. 5. On Patrol: Personnel, Methods, Functions. 6. Criminal Investigation: The Science of Detection. 7. Extraordinary Problems and Methods. 8. Police and the Rule of Law. 9. Accountability: Ethics, Corruption, and Constitutional Limitations. 10. Civil Liability: The Outgrowth of Failure. 11. Issues and Trends. 12. Comparative Perspectives. 13. Tools for the Task: Technology Review. 14. Challenges of the Future.show more

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