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Policing Today, 1st edition

  • Frank Schmalleger
  • John L. Worrall

Published by Pearson (January 14th 2009) - Copyright © 2010

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Overview

Comprehensive, contemporary, and cutting-edge, Policing Today presents students with an introduction to policing that balances theory, practice, and research.

 

The book’s three primary features are designed to encourage students to challenge their assumptions and think critically about the role of law enforcement in the .United States. 

  • Chapter opening “Think About It” case studies provide a real-world context and thought-provoking questions for students to consider as they read each chapter.
  • “You Decide” scenarios challenge students to make the same types of critical and ethical decisions that law enforcement professionals face every day.
  • “Does It Work?” boxes present evidence-based critiques of common policing practices to show what the research says works and what does not work.

Table of contents

SECTION I: FOUNDATIONS

1.      Origins and Evolution of Policing

2.      Policing in American Context

3.      Police and the Criminal Justice System

4.      Agencies of Law Enforcement and Their Organizations

 

SECTION II: PERSONNEL ISSUES

5.      Becoming a Cop

6.      Police Subculture

7.      Career Concerns

 

SECTION III: POLICE WORK

8.      Patrol, Peacekeeping, and Investigations

9.      Intelligence, Information, and Special Problems

10.  Community Policing and Community Involvement

 

SECTION IV: LEGAL ISSUES

11.  Policing and the Law

12.  Civil Liability and Accountability

 

SECTION V: CHALLENGES

13.  Police Discretion and Behavior

14.  Deviance, Ethics and Professionalism

15.  The Use of Force

 

SECTION VI: THE FUTURE

16.  The Future of Policing 

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