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For courses in Introduction to Policing


Brief. Affordable. Visual.
Policing, Third Edition,
provides an affordable, thought-provoking look at policing that uses clear writing and eye-catching visuals to get your students straight to the important concepts. By focusing on these core concepts, students will gain true understanding of the material, without becoming overwhelmed with unnecessary information. The book's conversation-starting pedagogy encourages active participation in learning, moving students beyond memorization by engaging them in the latest research findings and current events shaping the field.


Policing, Third Edition, is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. 

Table of contents

Part 1: Foundations
1. Origins and Evolution of American Policing
2. Policing in the American Context
3. Law Enforcement Agencies and Their Organization
Part 2: A Career in Policing
4. Becoming a Cop
5. Police Subculture
6. Police Discretion and Behavior
Part 3: On the Job
7. Core Police Functions
8. Community Policing and Community Involvement
9. Policing in the Modern Era
Part 4: Legal Issues
10. Policing and the Law
11. Civil Liability and Accountability
Part 5: Challenges
12. Deviance, Ethics, and Professionalism
13. The Use of Force

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