Policing (Justice Series), 4th edition

  • John L. Worrall, 
  • Frank Schmalleger

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Policing is a clear, thought-provoking exploration of core concepts, the latest research and current events shaping criminal justice today. As part of the Justice Series, it's built to be affordable without sacrificing academic rigor, and it will move you beyond memorization to true understanding. The concise, conversational writing style keeps the content engaging while supporting your comprehension.

The 4th Edition has been extensively revised with the latest research and court cases. Changes appear throughout, including coverage of procedural justice, defunding the police and de-escalation. Updated case studies at the start and end of each chapter highlight the latest issues confronting US police forces.

Published by Pearson (August 16th 2023) - Copyright © 2024

ISBN-13: 9780137962570

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Policing / Law Enforcement



  1. Origins and Evolution of American Policing
  2. Policing in the American Context
  3. Law Enforcement Agencies and Their Organization


  1. Becoming a Police Officer
  2. Police Subculture
  3. Police Discretion and Behavior


  1. Core Police Functions
  2. Community Policing and Community Involvement
  3. Policing in the Modern Era


  1. Policing and the Law
  2. Civil Liability and Accountability


  1. Deviance, Ethics, and Professionalism
  2. The Use of Force

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