Policing America: Challenges and Best Practices, 10th edition

  • Kenneth Peak
  • William Sousa

Overview

Based on the authors' many years of practical and academic experience, Policing America: Challenges and Best Practices 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. Throughout the 10th edition, the theme of "what works" is reinforced in new cases, new exercises, and updated information, as well as in opportunities to think critically, problem-solve, and prepare to meet the challenges of policing in our age.

Table of 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
4. Community Policing: "Guardians," or "Soldiers"?
5. Criminal Investigation: The Science of Sleuthing
6. Personnel Issues and Practices: Stress, Labor Relations, Higher Education, and Private Police

PART 3: ADHERING TO LAW, ETHICAL PRINCIPLES, AND PUBLIC EXPECTATIONS
7. Rule of Law: Expounding the Constitution
8. Accountability: Use of Force, Ethics, Corruption, and Discipline
9. Civil Liability: Failing the Public Trust

PART 4: AGENCY ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION
10. Federal and State Agencies: Protecting Our Borders and Freedoms
11. Municipal and County Agencies: Organization, Administration, and Roles

PART 5: BEST PRACTICES: ADDRESSING SPECIAL POPULATIONS, USING SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT
12. Policing Criminal Groups and Organizations: Drug Abusers, Gangs, Terrorists
13. Policing Special Populations and Problems: Mental Illness, Domestic Violence, Immigrants, and Human Trafficking
14. Tools, Technologies, Techniques: Contributions and Caveats

Published by Pearson (February 19th 2021) - Copyright © 2022