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Introduction to Policing

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ISBN-10: 0495095451

ISBN-13: 9780495095453

Edition: 4th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: John S. Dempsey, Linda S. Forst

List price: $216.95
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A "must read" for anyone considering a career in law enforcement, this book provides a current, insider's look at the many rewards, and the often intense stress, that are part of police work. Written by two authors with extensive real-life experience in all ranks and assignments of policing, this text gives you a solid blend of practical information and theory that gives a firm foundation in the various roles of the police: who the police are, what they do, and how they do it. The book also addresses current topics that concern you most, such as homeland defense, community policing, and current technological advancements.
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Book details

List price: $216.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/14/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

John S. Dempsey is Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice at State University of New York (SUNY), Suffolk County Community College. He also teaches criminal justice and public administration courses at SUNY, Empire State College, where he serves as a mentor for ranking members of law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. Mr. Dempsey was a member of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) from 1964 until 1988, serving as a police officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant and captain. He focused on both patrol and investigations. Mr. Dempsey received seven citations for meritorious and excellent police duty. After retiring from the NYPD, he served as Professor of Criminal Justice at…    

Linda S. Forst is a professor of criminal justice at Shoreline Community College in Seattle, Washington, where she also serves on the Board of Law Enforcement Training Standards and Education for the State of Washington. Ms. Forst is a retired police captain from the Boca Raton (Florida) Police Services Department, where she served as a patrol officer, investigator, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain. She spent most of her career in patrol, but also worked in investigations, professional standards, training, hiring, and support services. Ms. Forst was the department's first female field training officer, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain. Ms. Forst has extensive training in accident…    

Police History & Organization
Police History
Organizing Public and Private Security in the US
Organizing the Police Department
The Personal Side of Policing
Becoming a Police Officer
The Police Role and Police Discretion
Police Culture and Personality and Police Stress
Minorities in Policing
Police Ethics and Police Deviance
Police Operations
Police Operations: Patrol
Police Operations: Investigation
Police and the Community
Community Policing: The Debate Continues
Police and the Law
Critical Issues in Policing
Computers, Technology, and Criminalistics in Policing
Policing and Homeland Security