Policing and Training Issues

Policing and Training Issues

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For courses in Police Training and Introduction to Law Enforcement, and for use in the police academy.

With each chapter written by an authority in a specific field, this first-of-its-kind text balances practical experience with theoretical, and provides students with the most up-to-date information on police training and issues. Specific chapters deal with multiculturalism, how to provide community police training, how to manage a police academy, methods of training, communication skills, and how to train investigators.
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  • Paperback | 311 pages
  • 177.8 x 236.7 x 15.2mm | 471.74g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130996009
  • 9780130996008

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On almost a daily basis, somewhere in the United States, a police officer commits an act that often leads to a question of his or her training. After selection, perhaps the most crucial aspect of police officer development is the training. Even the U.S. Supreme Court has weighed in on thin subject by holding that a police agency and its governing body could be sued for a failure to adequately train, or for failing to provide training, to police officers. Considering the importance of this topic, one would think that there would be numerous books on the subject. Yet to date, there are a very limited number. "Policing and Training Issues" is among the first edited works available offering an important array of training topics. In "Policing and Training Issues, " Dr. Michael Palmiotto and his co-authors, have created a textbook that examines some of today's most important training subjects. It begins with an overview of police training throughout police history and includes subjects on academy management, executive training, police corps, learning theories, and developing skills, as well as other specialty subjects such as: multicultural training; field training officers; criminal investigations; and community policing. The text concludes with a chapter that integrates all topics covered as well as a look at the future of police training. This new textbook represents an in-depth examination of policing and various related training issues through the perspectives of respected academics and practitioners. This textbook will help broaden the reader's understanding of the relationship between the police and their training.
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Table of contents

1. An Overview of Police Training through the Ages: Issues, Problems and Current Needs, Michael J. Palmiotto.

2. Police Academy Management: Procedures, Problems, and Issues, Keith Haley.

3. Police Executive Training: Programs and Technical Assistance for Policing, Robert Fischer.

4. Police Corps: Innovations in Training Community Patrol Officers,William P. Bloss.

5. Learning Theories as It Applies to Police Training, Michael L. Birzer.

6. Training Police Officers in Developing Interpersonal Skills, Ronald L. Tannehill.

7. Multicultural Training for Police Officers, Gale Fischer-Stewart.

8. Training a Police Officer in the Law: A Prosecutor's Perspective, William W. Bickel.

9. Training for the Field Training Officer Program, William G. Doerner, J. Christie Horton and Jimmy L. Smith.

10. Training Strategies and Techniques for Criminal Investigations, James D. Sewell.

11. Developing Police Training to Support Community Policing Practice, Karen Spencer.

12. Police Training and Education: Past, Present and Future, M.L. Dantzker.
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About Michael J. Palmiotto

Michael J. Palmiotto, Ph.D. is a Professor of Criminal Justice in the School of Community Affairs at Wichita State University. He has worked as a police officer in New York State and is the past Director of a Police Training Academy and Criminal Justice Program. He holds a master's degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. His law enforcement interests include human rights, criminal investigation and community policing, and police misconduct. He has had numerous articles published and ten books on policing-Community Policing, Criminal Investigation, and Police Misconduct. He currently serves as a researcher for the Wichita Kansas Crime Commission.
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