Provides a "big picture" perspective, which examines not only policing practices but also how law enforcement relates to other agencies and the entire criminal justice system.
Uses the concept of linkage blindness as an important pedagogical tool to frame practical critical-thinking exercises. Linkage blindness also creates a need in the field for important new technologies and strategies, which are also covered in this book.
Emphasizes linkages across the law enforcement jurisdictions and how to develop a coordinated approach to information-sharing and strategy development. This explains why there is sometimes an inability to analyze information across or within agencies, and ways to improve collaboration and communication.
Linkages and Law Enforcement exercises in every chapter, encouraging readers to relate concepts to earlier material or current events. Questions are included at the end of each Linkage Box to reinforce core concepts.
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