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For courses in Introduction to Policing


Brief. Affordable. Visual.
Revel™ is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience–for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.


Revel 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.


NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.

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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