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Policing in America A Balance of Forces

ISBN-10: 0131580221
ISBN-13: 9780131580220
Edition: 4th 2008
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Book details

List price: $195.60
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.740
Language: English

Praised for its scholarship, this book uses the ldquo;Balance of Forcesrdquo; metaphor to examine three primary correlates of police practicepolice organizations, officers and communities.nbsp; Written in a conversational tone, it offers extensive coverage of police history, the current structure of the police industry, and critical police functions. With enhanced visuals and extensive references, this book helpsnbsp;readers develop an appreciation for the ldquo;big picturerdquo; and strives to integrate the broad research on policing into one coherent perspective.Balance of forces themeprovides a strong conceptual framework for examining the police and their practices.nbsp;Research-based perspective includes thorough references and empirical researchthroughout the text.nbsp;nbsp;Conversational tone presents complex ideas in clear, straightforward language.Anyone interested in policing in America.

Award-winning author and biographer Thomas A. DeLong has written extensively on radio and television. He has a keen interest in the Far East and served as president of the Hong Kong True Light Middle School Foundation. He is the author of John Davis Lodge and Radio Stars: An Illustrated Biographical Dictionary of 953 Performers, 1920 through 1960.

Developing a Perspective
Understanding the Police
The Early History of Policing
The English Roots of American Policing
The Evolution of Policing in America
The Law Enforcement Industry in America
Federal and State Police
Private and Special-Purpose Police
Municipal and Local Police
Correlates of Policing: Organizations, Officers, and Communities
Police Organizations
Individuals in Policing: Officers and Supervisors
Police Officers
Police and Community
The Functions of Policing in America
Law Enforcement and the Police
Service and the Police
Order and the Police
Dilemmas in Policing
Community Policing: Tying It All Together
Controlling the Police
Current Trends and Future Issues in Policing
Author Index
Subject Index

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