An Introduction to Policing, 8th Edition
- John S. Dempsey
- Linda S. Forst
- ISBN-10: 1285862732
- ISBN-13: 9781285862736
- 624 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2014, 2012, 2010
- COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
Introduce students to the challenges, excitement, and rewards of law enforcement today with Dempsey and Forst's AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING, 8th Edition. Written by law enforcement veterans with extensive first-hand experience in all areas of policing, this engaging, comprehensive book blends practical information with pertinent theory. The authors examine today's most current issues and topics, including homeland security, recent terrorism incidents, the controversial Secure Communities Program by DHS, Specialized Policing Responses to individuals with mental illness, advances in policing technology, and more. Readers find the latest in academic and practitioner research as well as the most current applications, statistics, court cases, and information on law enforcement careers, all introduced through memorable learning features. The book also discusses small and rural departments while maintaining critical foundational coverage students need to fully understand who police are, what they do, and how they do it. 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.
"Excellent resources to make the instructor's job easier!"
— Stacey Hervey, Community College of Denver
Part I: POLICE HISTORY AND ORGANIZATION.
1. Police History.
2. Organizing Public Security in the United States.
3. Organizing the Police Department.
Part II: THE PERSONAL SIDE OF POLICING.
4. Becoming a Police Officer.
5. The Police Role and Police Discretion.
6. Police Culture, Personality, and Police Stress.
7. Minorities in Policing.
8. Police Ethics and Police Deviance.
Part III: POLICE OPERATIONS.
9. Patrol Operations.
11. Police and Their Clients.
12. Community Policing.
13. Police and the Law.
Part IV: CRITICAL ISSUES IN POLICING.
14. Computers, Technology, and Criminalistics in Policing.
15. Homeland Security.
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
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