Policing America: Challenges and Best Practices, 10th edition

  • Kenneth Peak, 
  • William Sousa

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Overview

Policing America addresses the greatest challenges in the field today, from policing a diverse society to responding to calls for reexamining policing methods. By challenging readers to vicariously experience the job of the officer, the authors lend a real-world take reflective of the changing times we live in.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2022

ISBN-13: 9780137641185

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Policing / Law Enforcement

Table of contents

Brief Contents

PART 1: FOUNDATIONS: DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICAN POLICING AND POLICE OFFICERS

  1. History: From English Origins to the United States
  2. Preparing for the Street: Recruitment, Training, and Socialization
  3. On Patrol: Methods and Menaces

PART 2: PRACTICES AND CHALLENGES

  1. Community Policing: “Guardians,” or “Soldiers”?
  2. Criminal Investigation: The Science of Sleuthing
  3. Personnel Issues and Practices: Stress, Labor Relations, Higher Education, and Private Police

PART 3: ADHERING TO LAW, ETHICAL PRINCIPLES, AND PUBLIC EXPECTATIONS

  1. Rule of Law: Expounding the Constitution
  2. Accountability: Use of Force, Ethics, Corruption, and Discipline
  3. Civil Liability: Failing the Public Trust

PART 4: AGENCY ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION

  1. Federal and State Agencies: Protecting Our Borders and Freedoms
  2. Municipal and County Agencies: Organization, Administration, and Roles

PART 5: BEST PRACTICES: ADDRESSING SPECIAL POPULATIONS, USING SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT

  1. Policing Criminal Groups and Organizations: Drug Abusers, Gangs, Terrorists
  2. Policing Special Populations and Problems: Mental Illness, Domestic Violence, Immigrants, and Human Trafficking
  3. Tools, Technologies, Techniques: Contributions and Caveats

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