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Introduction to Policing

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ISBN-10: 053464290X

ISBN-13: 9780534642907

Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: John Dempsey, Linda S. Forst

List price: $183.95
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Written by two professors with extensive real-life experience in all ranks and assignments of policing, this introductory text is ideal for those interested in learning who the police are, what they do, and how they do it. No other text can offer such a current insider's look at what policing means today. With a remarkable blend of solid theory and practice, INTRODUCTION TO POLICING features comprehensive coverage of all major topics, emphasizing today's most current technology, the newest statistical data, and important new directions such as homeland defense and community policing. A "must read" for anyone considering a career in law enforcement, this book gives students straightforward…    
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Book details

List price: $183.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/21/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

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 and Organization
Police History
Organizing Public and Private Security in the United States
Organizing the Police Department
The Personal Side of Policing
Becoming a Police Officer
The Police Role and Police Discretion
The Police Culture and Personality, and Stress
Police Operations
Police Operations: The Traditional Approach
Police Operations: A New Approach
Police and the Community
Community Policing: The Debate Continues
Police and the Law
Police Ethics and Police Deviance
Critical Issues in Policing
Women and Minorities in Policing
Computers, Technology and Criminalistics in Policing
Specific Police Problems and Issues
Policing and Homeland Defense
Epilogue
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Photo Credits
Index