Policing America Challenges and Best Practices

ISBN-10: 0135101824
ISBN-13: 9780135101827
Edition: 7th 2012 (Revised)
Authors: Ken Peak
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Book details

List price: $98.99
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 1/4/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Policing America, 7eoffers a problem-solving approach that emphasizes what is actually working in the field. Based on the authorrs"s over thirty years of practical policing and academic experience, the book covers policing topics and tacticsincluding history, patrol, police subculture, investigation, organization and administration, community policing, the rule of law, accountability, civil liability and technologies. Organized so as to flow smoothly for the instructor and student, this edition now features a new chapter on personnel issues, a major revision of the futures chapter, and newLearn by Doingscenarios andCareer Profilesthat provide a penetrating view of one of the most difficult and challenging occupations in America: policing.

Kenneth J. Ken Peak (Ph.D., University of Kansas) is co-author of six editions of Community Policing and Problem Solving: Strategies and Practices (Pearson Education). He is also author or co-author of several related journal articles concerning community policing (as it relates to ethics, repeat victimization, training, maintaining neighborhood order, planning and implementation, problem-oriented responses to homelessness, and improving citizen perceptions of the police) and has presented a number of related scholarly papers. He also co-authored three monographs (i.e., problem solving Guides ) for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, the topics of which were crimes involving tourism, cruising, and illegal street racing; he is often contacted by print and electronic media in the U.S. and Canada requesting interviews and written op-eds in those regards. He also has practitionerrsquo;s experience-twice being a university police chief executive. Finally, he has previously co-authored three encyclopedic pieces, and is thus familiar with the fundamental purposes, rationale, and approaches of such publications.

Foundations: Development of Law Enforcement Organizations
History: Coming to America - Struggle and Transformation
Federal and State Agencies: Protecting our Borders
Police in Society: Organization and Administration of Municipal and County Agencies
Personnel Matters: Preparation, Doing the Work and Self-Help
Preparing for the Street: Recruiting, Training, and Socialization
On Patrol: Methods and Menaces
Community-Oriented Policing and Problem Solving: Confronting Crime and Disorder
Criminal Investigation: The Science of Sleuthing
Personnel Issues and Practices: Stress, Labor Relations, Higher Education and Private Police
Constraints: Rule of Law, Accountability, and Liability
The Rule of Law: Expounding the Constitution
Accountability: Ethics, Use of Force, Corruption, and Discipline
Civil Liability: Failing the Public Trust
Special Populations, Problems, and Challenges
Pursuing Criminal Syndicates: Terrorists, The Mob, Gangs, Drug Traffickers
Addressing �People Problems�: Immigrants, Youth, Hate Crimes, and the Homeless
Other Challenges Today And Beyond
Technology Review: Tools for the Tasks
Focus on the Future

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