Policing

ISBN-10: 0132610191

ISBN-13: 9780132610193

Edition: 2013

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Description: Policing: A Brief Introduction provides a complete and objective overview of policing in America, from its historical roots through the present day. Five distinct sections cover the foundations of policing, personnel issues, police work, legal issues, and the challenges of police discretion and behavior. This innovative new text includes the many pedagogical extras and an engaging four-color design typically associated with longer criminal justice texts, while maintaining a concise focus and brief format.

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Book details

List price: $68.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 12/27/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

John L. Worrall is Professor of Criminology and Program Head at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). A Seattle native, he received a B.A., double majoring in psychology and law and justice, from Central Washington University in 1994. Both his M.A. (criminal justice) and Ph.D. (political science) were received from Washington State University, where he graduated in 1999. From 1999-2006, he was a member of the criminal justice faculty at California State University, San Bernardino. He joined UTD in Fall 2006, was promoted to full professor in 2008, and in 2010 was selected to direct the criminology program. Dr. Worrall has published articles and book chapters on a wide range of topics ranging from legal issues in policing to crime measurement, having recently been ranked one of the most prolific sole and lead authors in the discipline. Courses he regularly teaches (and has authored texts for) include introductory criminal justice, criminal procedure, and crime control policy. As Program Head at UTD, Dr. Worrall directs undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. programs in criminology, including an online MS program, which he developed. He is active in the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology, and a number of regional associations. Finally, he continues to serve as editor of the journal Police Quarterly, a position he has held since 2008.

Foundations
Origins and Evolution of American Policing
Policing in American Context
Law Enforcement Agencies and Their Organization
A Career In Policing
Becoming a Cop
Police Subculture
Police Discretion and Behavior
On The Job
Core Police Functions
Community Policing and Community Involvement
Policing in the Modern Era
Legal Issues
Policing and the Law
Civil Liability and Accountability
Challenges
Deviance, Ethics, and Professionalism
The Use of Force
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