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Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

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ISBN-10: 0534552803

ISBN-13: 9780534552800

Edition: 7th 2003

Authors: Henry M. Wrobleski, K�ren M. Hess

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The strength of this book is that it provides coverage of both law enforcement and the criminal justice system in one convenient and accessible text. It offers a practical, yet comprehensive, approach and emphasizes the law enforcement perspective in examining the police role in the criminal justice system. Another key strength of this book is that it provides an easily accessible writing style and extensive pedagogy.
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Book details

List price: $164.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/15/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Henry M. Wrobleski, LL.B., is a well-known author, lecturer and consultant with 30' years experience in law enforcement. He was coordinator of the Law Enforcement Program at Normandale Community College and Dean of Instruction for the Institute for Professional Development. Mr. Wrobleski is a graduate of the FBI Academy. He is also the co-author of the following Wadsworth texts: INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE and PRIVATE SECURITY.

K�ren Matison Hess, PhD., (d. 2010) wrote extensively in law enforcement and criminal justice, gaining a respected reputation for the consistent pedagogical style around which she structured each textbook. She developed the original edition of MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT with Wayne Bennett and carried it through four very successful revisions; much of her work and influence remains unchanged in this new edition.

The Evolution of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
A Brief History: The Evolution of Law and Our Criminal Justice System
Primitive and Ancient Law
English Law and Law Enforcement
Early Law Enforcement in the United States
Establishment of Federal Agencies
Establishment of State Agencies
Development of County Agencies
Development of Local Agencies
The Three Eras of Policing
The Evolution of Our Juvenile Justice System
A Brief Recap of U.S. Policing
The American Quest for Freedom and Justice: Our Laws
The Declaration of Independence
Types of Law
Constitutional Law
The Bill of Rights
Criminal Law
Civil Law and Torts
Police Power
The Needs of Society and the Rights of the Individual
Crime in the United States-Offenders and Victims
Sources of Information on Crime
Classification and Definitions of Major Crimes
Offenders-What Leads People to Commit Crime?
Victims of Crime and Violence
Police Officers as Victims
Contemporary Law Enforcement
Contemporary Policing: An Overview
Why We Have Police
What Police Do
Policing and the People
Traditional Goals of Policing
Contemporary Goals Resulting from Community Policing
Organization of the Department
Administrative Services
Field Services
Rural Policing
The Police Subculture
Styles of Policing
The Police Image
How the Public Really Feels about the Police
Community Policing, Problem-Solving Policing and Service
Community Policing Defined
Historical Roots of Community Policing
The Importance of Community
Involving and Educating Citizens
Problem-Oriented Policing and Problem Solving
Implementing Community Policing
The Effect of Implementing Community Policing
A Community Service Orientation
Youth Programs
Community Crime Prevention Programs
What Works/What Doesn't
Challenges to Community Policing
Benefits of Community Policing to Officers
Serving and Protecting Our Increasingly Diverse Population
Patrol: The Backbone of Policing
Patrol Officer Responsibilities
Management of Patrol Operations
Types of Patrol
Activities While on Patrol
Methods of Patrol
The Traffic Division: An Overview
Enforcing Traffic Laws
Directing and Controlling Traffic
Assisting at and Investigating Traffic Crashes
The Traffic Program
Patrol and Community Policing
Specialized Roles of Police
Intelligence Officers
Juvenile Officers
Vice Officers
SWAT Officers
K-9 Assisted Officers
Reserve Officers
Challenges to the Profession
Policing within the Law
The Fourth Amendment
Stop and Frisk
Roadblocks and Checkpoints
Field Detention
Lawful Searches
Lawful Arrests
De Facto Arrests
Protecting a Suspect's Rights-The Miranda Warning
A Recap of the Landmark Cases
Gangs and Drugs: Threats to Our National Security
The Threat of Gangs
Gangs Defined
Types of Gangs
Racial or Ethnic Gangs
Characteristics of Gangs
Identifying Gangs and Gang Members
Why People Join Gangs
Gang Control Strategies
Gangs and Community Policing
Gangs and the Criminal Justice System
The Enterprise Theory of Investigation
The Threat of Drugs
Narcotics, Marijuana and Other Dangerous Drugs
Illicit Drug Abuse and Crime
Drugs and Society
Drug Control
Terrorism: The Newest Threat to Our National Security
The Threat of Terrorism
Terrorism Defined
Classification of Terrorist Acts
Motivations for Terrorism
Methods Used by Terrorists
A Brief Chronology of Terrorism-Past to Present
September 11, 2001
The U.S. Response-Detect, Prepare, Prevent, Protect, Respond and Recover
The Critical Role of Local Law Enforcement in Homeland Security
A New Kind of War-An Asymmetric War
Another Homeland Security Initiative: The Center for Food Protection and Defense
The Role of the Media in the War on Terrorism
Concerns Related to the War on Terrorism
Issues Concerning Police Conduct
Discrimination or Disparity in Policing: Gender, Class and Race Issues
Use of Force
Police Pursuits
Civil Liability
Corruption, Ethics and Integrity-Where to Draw the Line
Departmental Issues
Evaluating and Selecting an Agency for Employment
The Recruiting Process
The Selection Process
Federal Guidelines and Regulations
Probation and Training
Civilian Review Boards
Sexual Harassment
Privatization of Criminal Justice
Police Professionalism
Law Enforcement and the Criminal Justice System
Courts and Corrections: Law Enforcement's Partners in the Criminal Justice System
The Police as Gatekeepers to the Criminal Justice System
An American Courtroom
The Court System: An Overview
Specialized Courts
The Adversary System
Key Players in the Judicial Process
Critical Stages in the Criminal Justice Process
Alternatives to a Trial-Diversion
The Trial
Case Review and Appeal
The Corrections System: An Overview
Purposes of Corrections
Intermediate Sanctions/Community Corrections
Boot Camps
Community-Based Reintegration Programs
The Death Penalty versus Life without Parole
The Restorative Justice Model
Community Corrections and the Role of Police
Community Justice
A Look to the Future
Author Index
Subject Index
Photo Credits