• Law

An Introduction to American Policing


Author: Dennis J. Stevens
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284146715
Category: Law
Page: 470
View: 9646
"An Introduction to American Policing, Second Edition" connects the US criminal justice system, criminology, and law enforcement knowledge to the progress of the police community. It is the perfect resource for a Police Science course.

    • Law

An Introduction to American Policing


Author: Dennis J. Stevens
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284110117
Category: Law
Page: 470
View: 7050
"An Introduction to American Policing, Second Edition" connects the US criminal justice system, criminology, and law enforcement knowledge to the progress of the police community. It is the perfect resource for a Police Science course.

    • Law

An Introduction to American Policing


Author: Dennis J. Stevens
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449647243
Category: Law
Page: 610
View: 1675
Introduction to American Policing: An Applied Approach connect criminal justice, criminology, and law enforcement knowledge to the progress of the police community. Case studies, narratives from violators, and current research coverage help students recognize the central theories and practical (documented) realities of American law enforcement. Students are encouraged to consider the way some believe policing should be while examining evidence about the way it is. This text will also provide a current description of local and state police organization partnerships with federal organizations and of the efforts accomplished by federal law enforcement agencies including the Department of Homeland Securities (DHS).

    • Education

An Introduction to Policing


Author: John S. Dempsey,Linda S. Forst,Steven B. Carter
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337558753
Category: Education
Page: 624
View: 1776
Introduce students to the challenges, excitement and rewards of law enforcement today with Dempsey, Forst, and Carter's AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING, 9th Edition. Written by law enforcement veterans with extensive first-hand experience in all areas of policing, this engaging book blends practical information with pertinent theory. The authors examine current issues and topics, and present the latest in academic and practitioner research as well as the most current applications, statistics, court cases and information on law enforcement careers. Extensive examples from police departments throughout the nation and world as well as essays from respected law enforcement veterans offer insights into crucial law enforcement issues and challenges. AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING is an essential read for anyone considering a career in law enforcement today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • Law

Introduction to American Policing


Author: Darl Champion,Michael Hooper
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9780028009155
Category: Law
Page: 640
View: 7722
Introduction to American Policing provides a solid stepping stone into the world of law enforcement in the United States. All the basics of policing are covered, including recruitment, integrity, and response to crime. The text is written in a clear lively style. In each chapter, career profiles offer a real-life angle on a variety of law enforcement professions. Other features focus on communication skills, technology updates, and encourage discussions about ethics issues. An appendix builds report-writing skills which are also reinforced with additional practice on the text's Web site. Another appendix provides a useful Spanish glossary. The text is a key tool to prepare students for immediate employment in the police force and to give them an understanding of legal issues.

    • Political Science

Policing America

An Introduction
Author: Willard M. Oliver
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454876492
Category: Political Science
Page: 558
View: 2398
Policing America is an introductory textbook to policing in the United States. In a balanced approach, the text presents the theoretical foundations of American policing, with a focus on contemporary police practices and research. Oliver covers all of the key topics in policing, but does not overburden the student with either extraneous material only loosely related to policing or the overly detailed presentation of research more suited to a graduate program. In an engaging and readable style, the author offers an overview of past practices and research in policing, but emphasizes more contemporary policing practices and research. The focus of the book is on a contextual understanding of concepts in American policing. It is supported by the academic research, balanced with the voice of the American police officer. Features: Balanced approach that emphasizes contemporary policing. Written by an academic with police experience, resulting in an approach that combines the theoretical and the practical aspects of police work. Uses hypotheticals to bring the concepts to life for students. Student-friendly and accessible presentation incorporates graphic elements such as boxed features and charts to emphasize and summarize key points. Encourages students to think critically about the role of policing in today’s society. Oliver is an experienced author of textbooks in the criminal justice and policing fields, having authored or co-authored over a dozen books.

    • Social Science

Professionalism in Policing: An Introduction


Author: David Thomas
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495091898
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
View: 9508
Professionalism in Policing: An Introduction will provide your students with a good understanding of the police officer’s role in American society today. This accessible book will give your students 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. Your students 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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • Law

Policing in America


Author: Larry K. Gaines,Victor E. Kappeler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0323321453
Category: Law
Page: 676
View: 8115
In the field of law enforcement in the United States, it is essential to know the contemporary problems being faced and combine that knowledge with empirical research and theoretical reasoning to arrive at best practices and an understanding of policing. Policing in America, Eighth Edition, provides a thorough analysis of the key issues in policing today, and offers an issues-oriented discussion focusing on critical concerns such as 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 also addressed, as well as globalization, terrorism, and homeland security. This new edition not only offers updated research and examples, it also incorporates more ways for the reader to connect to the content through learning objectives, discussion questions, and "Myths and Realities of Policing" boxes. Video and Internet links provide additional coverage of important issues. With completely revised and updated chapters, Policing in America, Eighth Edition provides an up-to-date examination of what to expect as a police officer in America. In full color, including photographs and illustrations Video links provide additional coverage of topics discussed in the text Learning objectives, critical thinking questions, and review questions in every chapter help to reinforce key concepts Updated figures and “Myths and Realities of Policing boxes provide important context Includes all-new content, such as further coverage of violent crime reduction programs, gangs, and drug use Access to student and instructor ancillaries, including Self-Assessments, Case Studies, Test Bank, and PowerPoint Lecture Slides

    • Social Science

The Police in America: An Introduction

Eighth Edition
Author: Samuel Walker,Charles Katz
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 0077579925
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
View: 1463

    • Political Science

Community Policing in a Community Era

An Introduction and Exploration
Author: Quint Thurman,Jihong Zhao,Andrew L. Giacomazzi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781891487316
Category: Political Science
Page: 322
View: 3108
Traces the historical development of American policing through the community era. This book introduces readers to the concept of community in modern society and explores changes in the function and legitimacy of police organizations. It emphasizes agency leadership, problem-solving, coactive policing, organizational change, and strategic planning.

    • Social Science

Introduction to Policing Research

Taking Lessons from Practice
Author: Mark Brunger,Stephen Tong,Denise Martin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317747070
Category: Social Science
Page: 246
View: 8930
The expansion of degrees and postgraduate qualifications on policing has come hand in hand with the need for a more scholarly and research-based approach to the subject. Students are increasingly encouraged to apply research to practice and this book is specifically designed to bring clarity to the concept of empirical research in policing. As an introduction to the theoretical explanations and assumptions that underpin the rationale of research design in policing, this book clearly illustrates the practical and ethical issues facing empirical research in a policing context, as well as the limitations of such research. Introduction to Policing Research brings together a range of leading scholars who have a wide range of experience conducting police research. Topics covered include: professional development, police culture, policing protests, private policing, policing and diversity, policing in transition, policing and mental health, policing and sensitive issues. This book is perfect for undergraduate and graduate students on policing degrees, as well as graduate students and researchers engaged with criminal justice. It is also essential reading for police officers taking professional and academic qualifications.

    • Political Science

Race and Representative Bureaucracy in American Policing


Author: Brandy A. Kennedy,Adam M. Butz,Nazita Lajevardi,Matthew J. Nanes
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319539914
Category: Political Science
Page: 137
View: 800
This book examines issues of race and policing through the lens of representative bureaucracy theory. According to representative bureaucracy theory, demographic correspondence between government employees and the local population can lead to more favorable outcomes for minority groups. It argues that police forces with higher minority composition will have more positive outcomes across measures such as fewer excessive force complaints and fewer fatal encounters with officers. Additionally, the book asserts that more representative forces will demonstrate responsiveness and accountability by implementing policies such as citizen review boards for excessive force complaints. It does this by first providing a brief overview of issues surrounding race and policing in America, documenting racial representation occurring in local police forces nationwide, and exploring the potential causes and consequences of underrepresentation. It concludes by discussing the implications of our findings and offer potential policy remedies and solutions that local law enforcements can pursue in order to reduce minority underrepresentation and improve policing outcomes.

    • Political Science

Introduction to Policing


Author: Steven M. Cox,Susan Marchionna,Brian D. Fitch
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506307523
Category: Political Science
Page: 456
View: 6765
Introduction to Policing, Third Edition continues to focus on the thought-provoking, contemporary issues that underscore the challenging and rewarding world of policing. Steven M. Cox, Susan Marchionna, and experienced law enforcement officer Brian D. Fitch balance theory, research, and practice to give students a comprehensive, yet concise, overview of both the foundations of policing and the expanded role of today’s police officers. The accessible and engaging writing style, combined with stories from the field, make policing concepts and practices easy for students to understand and analyze. Unique coverage of policing in multicultural communities, the impact of technology on policing, and extensive coverage of policing strategies and procedures — such as those that detail the use of force —make this bestselling book a must-have for policing courses.

    • Social Science

Introduction to Policing


Author: Michael Rowe
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526430150
Category: Social Science
Page: 344
View: 6893
'Introduction to Policing is the "go to" text on the topic for readers keen to understand past, current and future trends in policing in England and Wales. Accessible to read yet academic in content, the text provides an excellent starting point for any reader no matter what level of previous knowledge they may possess.' John Lamb, Lecturer at Birmingham City University Delving into the real issues of policing, and fully updated to cover recent changes in the field, the acclaimed Introduction to Policing, Third Edition is the introduction to your Police Studies course. As well as providing students with an account of the history of the police, Michael Rowe addresses the most current topics and provides all the tools needed to successfully take a critical view of policing. The third edition includes: Significant discussion of Police and Crime Commissioners, the impact of austerity, and ways in which technology will continue to shape policing in the 21st century An updated accompanying website with web links, expanded case studies and links to free journal articles Helpful learning features including key terms, learning objectives, summaries, self-check questions, annotated further reading and a glossary

    • Social Science

Policing and Criminal Justice


Author: Christopher Blake,Barrie Sheldon,Peter Williams
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 0857255711
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
View: 6065
This text provides an accessible and up-to-date introduction to criminal justice for all those undertaking degrees and foundation degrees in policing. It will also be relevant to degree courses in criminology and criminal justice. The book provides a holistic overview of the Criminal Justice System (CJS) and an exploration of the roles of key players within the system and how the police interact with these organisations. It examines some of the principles that underpin the 'modernisation' of the police, in particular how the police service collaborates with partner agencies and the rationale associated with the Change Agenda.

    • Political Science

The End of Policing


Author: Alex S. Vitale
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1784782912
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
View: 8796
How the police endanger us and why we need to find an alternative Recent years have seen an explosion of protest against police brutality and repression—most dramatically in Ferguson, Missouri, where longheld grievances erupted in violent demonstrations following the police killing of Michael Brown. Among activists, journalists, and politicians, the conversation about how to respond and improve policing has focused on accountability, diversity, training, and community relations. Unfortunately, these reforms will not produce results, either alone or in combination. The core of the problem must be addressed: the nature of modern policing itself. “Broken windows” practices, the militarization of law enforcement, and the dramatic expansion of the police’s role over the last forty years have created a mandate for officers that must be rolled back. This book attempts to spark public discussion by revealing the tainted origins of modern policing as a tool of social control. It shows how the expansion of police authority is inconsistent with community empowerment, social justice—even public safety. Drawing on groundbreaking research from across the world, and covering virtually every area in the increasingly broad range of police work, Alex Vitale demonstrates how law enforcement has come to exacerbate the very problems it is supposed to solve. In contrast, there are places where the robust implementation of policing alternatives—such as legalization, restorative justice, and harm reduction—has led to reductions in crime, spending, and injustice. The best solution to bad policing may be an end to policing.

    • Political Science

Handcuffed

What Holds Policing Back, and the Keys to Reform
Author: Malcolm K. Sparrow
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815727828
Category: Political Science
Page: 270
View: 5068
Whatever happened to community and problem-oriented policing? How the current crisis in policing can be traced to failures of reform. The police shooting of an unarmed young black man in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014 sparked riots and the beginning of a national conversation on race and policing. Much of the ensuing discussion has focused on the persistence of racial disparities and the extraordinarily high rate at which American police kill civilians (an average of roughly three per day). Malcolm Sparrow, who teaches at Harvard’s Kennedy School and is a former British police detective, argues that other factors in the development of police theory and practice over the last twenty-five years have also played a major role in contributing to these tragedies and to a great many other cases involving excessive police force and community alienation. Sparrow shows how the core ideas of community and problem-solving policing have failed to thrive. In many police departments these foundational ideas have been reduced to mere rhetoric. The result is heavy reliance on narrow quantitative metrics, where police define how well they are doing by tallying up traffic tickets issued (Ferguson), or arrests made for petty crimes (in New York). Sparrow’s analysis shows what it will take for police departments to escape their narrow focus and perverse metrics and turn back to making public safety and public cooperation their primary goals. Police, according to Sparrow, are in the risk-control business and need to grasp the fundamental nature of that challenge and develop a much more sophisticated understanding of its implications for mission, methods, measurement, partnerships, and analysis.

    • College teachers

August Vollmer

The Father of American Policing
Author: Willard M. Oliver
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press LLC
ISBN: 9781611635591
Category: College teachers
Page: 804
View: 3351
August Vollmer was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected town marshal and appointed police chief in American history. It was Vollmer who brought policing out of its wholly corrupt and often brutal era of politics, by professionalizing not only his own Police Department in Berkeley, California, but police departments across the country and around the world. He was instrumental in the creation of the polygraph machine (lie detector), patrol car radio communication systems, and, as the Los Angeles Police Chief, the first crime lab in America. His greatest legacy, however, was the higher education program he created at UC Berkeley, which developed into the disciplines of criminal justice and criminology that are so widespread today. This riveting biography by Willard M. Oliver, ten years in the making, is the first single-volume, full-length biography of Marshal, Police Chief, and Professor August Vollmer. It is a profound work of both biography and history, and brings to life the man who forever changed American policing and police education, reaffirming Vollmer¿s rightful title as ¿The Father of American Policing.¿ Meticulously researched, the book draws upon newly discovered material, interviews, and writings of Vollmer¿s never before used, allowing Oliver to craft a richly detailed and fascinating narrative of Vollmer¿s life story. This magisterial portrait of one of policing¿s greatest leaders promises to reshape our understanding of both the man and his era and to rightfully restore August Vollmer as a household name.

    • Law

The Rise of Big Data Policing

Surveillance, Race, and the Future of Law Enforcement
Author: Andrew Guthrie Ferguson
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479892823
Category: Law
Page: 272
View: 4593
The consequences of big data and algorithm-driven policing and its impact on law enforcement In a high-tech command center in downtown Los Angeles, a digital map lights up with 911 calls, television monitors track breaking news stories, surveillance cameras sweep the streets, and rows of networked computers link analysts and police officers to a wealth of law enforcement intelligence. This is just a glimpse into a future where software predicts future crimes, algorithms generate virtual “most-wanted” lists, and databanks collect personal and biometric information. The Rise of Big Data Policing introduces the cutting-edge technology that is changing how the police do their jobs and shows why it is more important than ever that citizens understand the far-reaching consequences of big data surveillance as a law enforcement tool. Andrew Guthrie Ferguson reveals how these new technologies —viewed as race-neutral and objective—have been eagerly adopted by police departments hoping to distance themselves from claims of racial bias and unconstitutional practices. After a series of high-profile police shootings and federal investigations into systemic police misconduct, and in an era of law enforcement budget cutbacks, data-driven policing has been billed as a way to “turn the page” on racial bias. But behind the data are real people, and difficult questions remain about racial discrimination and the potential to distort constitutional protections. In this first book on big data policing, Ferguson offers an examination of how new technologies will alter the who, where, when and how we police. These new technologies also offer data-driven methods to improve police accountability and to remedy the underlying socio-economic risk factors that encourage crime. The Rise of Big Data Policing is a must read for anyone concerned with how technology will revolutionize law enforcement and its potential threat to the security, privacy, and constitutional rights of citizens.

    • Democratization

Introduction to Policing

The Pillar of Democracy
Author: M. R. Haberfeld,Charles Lieberman,Amber Horning
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781611639025
Category: Democratization
Page: 418
View: 5698