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Professionalism in Policing An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0495091898
ISBN-13: 9780495091899
Edition: 2011
Authors: David J. Thomas
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Book details

List price: $154.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 2/18/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.650

Professionalism in Policing: An Introduction will provide police recruits and criminal justice students with a good understanding of the police officer's role in American society today. This accessible book will give readers insight into the real world of policing by addressing such topics as racial profiling, police brutality, education, police socialization and leadership. Professionalism in Policing: An Introduction also includes the topics of criminal law and ethics, which are fundamental to policing but missing from other books on the topic. Readers will be presented with real-life scenarios where they get to be the decision maker, while learning to understand that the decisions they will make as police officers may have a lasting impact on their lives, as well as on their communities. The author has a strong academic and practical background. In addition to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and at a police academy for 25 years, he also has field experience as a police officer, sheriff, and conservation officer.

About the Author
Preface
the History of Policing
Ethics
Police Socialization
the Police Organization
Patrol Operations
Investigations
Use of Force
Terrorism
Education
Career Development
Future of Law Enforcement
Organization of Interest
Terrorism Resources

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