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Policing in America

ISBN-10: 143773488X

ISBN-13: 9781437734881

Edition: 7th 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Larry K. Gaines, Victor E. Kappeler

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This comprehensive text provides an overview of law enforcement topics, integrating major empirical findings and theory-based research findings in the field with a thorough analysis of contemporary policing problems.The issues-oriented discussion focuses on critical concerns facing American police, including personnel systems, organization and management, operations, discretion, use of force, culture and behavior, ethics and deviance, civil liability and police-community relations. A critical assessment of police history and the role politics played in the development of American police institutions is offered. Globalization, terrorism and homeland security are addressed.Video links provide additional coverage of topics discussed in the text. Now in full color, with color photographs and illustrations. Video links provide additional coverage of topics discussed in the text. Key concepts, internet links, charts and tables support the text throughout. Includes a glossary.
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Book details

List price: $48.99
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 8/14/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 620
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.444
Language: English

The Police in American Society
Historical Perspectives
Police Human Resources
Organization and Management
Police Operations
Police Discretion
Police Use of Force
Police Culture and Behavior
Ethics and Deviance
Civil Liability
The Police in the Modern Community
Policing the Drug Problem
Globalization, Terrorism, and Homeland Security