The Police In America

Author: Samuel Walker
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 9780070678699
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This is a comprehensive, introductory survey of police, police work, and police systems intended for criminal justice courses on police administration, and courses on criminology or the sociology of law enforcement. It describes how police departments are organized, what police officers do, the different problems in policing (police-community relations, use of discretion, police corruption, etc) how individuals enter policing as a career and what happens to them during the course of their careers. There are three new chapters on community policing, police and crime, and peacekeeping and order maintenance.

The Police In America An Introduction

Author: Charles Katz
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9781259140761
Size: 36.58 MB
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The Police in America provides a comprehensive introduction to the foundations of policing in the United States today. Descriptive and analytical, this text is designed to offer students a balanced and up-to-date overview of who the police are and what they do, the problems they face, and the many reforms and innovations that have taken place in policing. Using timely articles and excerpts, the authors take readers beyond the headlines and statistics to present a comprehensive and contemporary overview of what it means to be a police officer. The Connect course for this offering includes SmartBook, an adaptive reading and study experience which guides students to master, recall, and apply key concepts while providing automatically-graded assessments. Digital •Connect®—The Connect Suite effectively engages students in the course so they are better prepared for class, more active in discussion, and achieve better results. Its innovative and adaptive technology addresses a wide variety of student and instructor needs with a rich database of assignable and assessable activities, each attached to learning objectives. Connect, part of the Connect suite, is a web-based assignment and assessment platform that features a number of powerful tools that make managing assignments easier for instructors and learning and studying more engaging and efficient for students. • Connect InsightTM—As part of the Connect Suite, InsightTM puts real-time analytics in your hands so you can take action early and keep struggling students from falling behind. Designed for your tablet or desktop computer, Insight is a series of visual displays providing at-a-glance information regarding how your section, students, and assignments are doing. • SmartBook—As part of the Connect Suite, SmartBook is the first and only adaptive reading and learning experience that changes the way students read. It creates a personalized, interactive reading environment like no other by highlighting important concepts, while helping students identify their strengths and weaknesses. This ensures that he or she is focused on the content needed to close specific knowledge gaps, while it simultaneously promotes long term learning. • LearnSmart—As part of the Connect Suite, LearnSmart is an adaptive learning program designed to help students learn faster, study smarter, and retain more knowledge for greater success. Millions of students have answered billions of questions in LearnSmart, making it the most widely used tool that’s proven to strengthen memory recall, retain student attendance, and boost grades.

Policing America

Author: Willard M. Oliver
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454876492
Size: 52.66 MB
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Policing America is an introductory textbook to policing in the United States. In a balanced approach, the text presents the theoretical foundations of American policing, with a focus on contemporary police practices and research. Oliver covers all of the key topics in policing, but does not overburden the student with either extraneous material only loosely related to policing or the overly detailed presentation of research more suited to a graduate program. In an engaging and readable style, the author offers an overview of past practices and research in policing, but emphasizes more contemporary policing practices and research. The focus of the book is on a contextual understanding of concepts in American policing. It is supported by the academic research, balanced with the voice of the American police officer. Features: Balanced approach that emphasizes contemporary policing. Written by an academic with police experience, resulting in an approach that combines the theoretical and the practical aspects of police work. Uses hypotheticals to bring the concepts to life for students. Student-friendly and accessible presentation incorporates graphic elements such as boxed features and charts to emphasize and summarize key points. Encourages students to think critically about the role of policing in today’s society. Oliver is an experienced author of textbooks in the criminal justice and policing fields, having authored or co-authored over a dozen books.

An Introduction To American Policing

Author: Dennis J. Stevens
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449647243
Size: 16.60 MB
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Introduction to American Policing: An Applied Approach connect criminal justice, criminology, and law enforcement knowledge to the progress of the police community. Case studies, narratives from violators, and current research coverage help students recognize the central theories and practical (documented) realities of American law enforcement. Students are encouraged to consider the way some believe policing should be while examining evidence about the way it is. This text will also provide a current description of local and state police organization partnerships with federal organizations and of the efforts accomplished by federal law enforcement agencies including the Department of Homeland Securities (DHS).

An Introduction To American Policing

Author: Dennis J. Stevens
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284110117
Size: 11.19 MB
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"An Introduction to American Policing, Second Edition" connects the US criminal justice system, criminology, and law enforcement knowledge to the progress of the police community. It is the perfect resource for a Police Science course.

Police In America

Author: Steven G. Brandl
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483379159
Size: 43.51 MB
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Police in America provides students with a comprehensive and realistic introduction to modern policing in our society. Utilizing real-word examples grounded in evidence-based research, this easy-to-read, conversational text helps students think critically about the many misconceptions of police work and understand best practices in everyday policing. Respected scholar and author Steven G. Brandl draws from his experience in law enforcement to emphasize the positive aspects of policing without sugar-coating the controversies of police work. Brandl tackles important topics that center on one question: “What is good policing?” This includes discussions of discretion, police use of force, and tough ethical and moral dilemmas—giving students a deeper look into the complex issues of policing to help them think more broadly about its impact on society. Students will walk away from this text with a well-developed understanding of the complex role of police in our society, an appreciation of the challenges of policing, and an ability to differentiate fact from fiction relating to law enforcement.

An Introduction To Policing

Author: John S. Dempsey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337558753
Size: 30.40 MB
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Introduce students to the challenges, excitement and rewards of law enforcement today with Dempsey, Forst, and Carter's AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING, 9th Edition. Written by law enforcement veterans with extensive first-hand experience in all areas of policing, this engaging book blends practical information with pertinent theory. The authors examine current issues and topics, and present the latest in academic and practitioner research as well as the most current applications, statistics, court cases and information on law enforcement careers. Extensive examples from police departments throughout the nation and world as well as essays from respected law enforcement veterans offer insights into crucial law enforcement issues and challenges. AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING is an essential read for anyone considering a career in law enforcement today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Community Policing In America

Author: Jeremy M. Wilson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136822860
Size: 20.74 MB
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Although law enforcement officials have long recognized the need to cooperate with the communities they serve, recent efforts to enhance performance and maximize resources have resulted in a more strategic approach to collaboration among police, local governments, and community members. The goal of these so-called "community policing" initiatives is to prevent neighborhood crime, reduce the fear of crime, and enhance the quality of life in communities. Despite the growing national interest in and support for community policing, the factors that influence an effective implementation have been largely unexplored. Drawing on data from nearly every major U.S. municipal police force, Community Policing in America is the first comprehensive study to examine how the organizational context and structure of police organizations impact the implementation of community policing. Jeremy Wilson’s book offers a unique theoretical framework within which to consider community policing, and identifies key internal and external factors that can facilitate or impede this process, including community characteristics, geographical region, police chief turnover, and structural complexity and control. It also provides a simple tool that practitioners, policymakers, and researchers can use to measure community policing in specific police organizations.

Private Security In America

Author: Clifford E. Simonsen
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
ISBN: 9780024105349
Size: 34.11 MB
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Provides a comprehensive introduction to private security and covers the many and varied sectors and operations that comprise it. Taking a systems approach to exploring private and public security, Private Security in America provides a balanced treatment of practical examples, technology, history, documents, and research. Written in an engaging style, the book is easy-to-read and includes many tables, figures, graphs, photographs, illustrations, and more. It presents an unbiased view of a wide range of topics that makes it suitable for a wide range of readers with many points of view. An essential reference for professional security experts as well as the average reader seeking more information on issues related to private security.