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Policing and Society: A Global Approach, 1st Edition

  • Michael J. Palmiotto, PhD
  • N. Prabha Unnithan, PhD
  • ISBN-10: 0534623433
  • ISBN-13: 9780534623432
  • 336 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Policing and Society: A Global Approach covers a wide range of topics related to policing, with strong sociological analysis and an emphasis on global concepts and issues. This well-organized, reader-friendly book includes comprehensive coverage of important issues such as police corruption, use of excessive force, and police subculture. The book's unique international approach includes guest-written "International Perspectives" and various case studies, examples, and analogies illustrating policing here and in other countries. Students are able to compare and understand policing methods, challenges, and solutions across nations and cultures—and develop a broader outlook on law enforcement worldwide. Policing and Society: A Global Approach reflects the current state of policing and where the forefront of policing will be in the coming years. With this book, students not only develop an understanding of law enforcement on a local, regional, and national level, but also gain a deeper appreciation of issues on a larger scale, in the international community. The text's combined global and sociological perspective provides students with the knowledge and competence to better understand global law enforcement issues in a post 9/11-era.

Features

  • International/global perspective emphasizes the importance and need for cultural awareness for all criminal justice professionals.

  • New and relevant topics in law enforcement include sections on Special Populations and Policing the Globe.

  • Sociological approach deepens students' understanding of modern police work.

  • Pedagogical features, including learning objectives, review questions, and discussion questions, aid in students' understanding of the material and provide thought-provoking topics for classroom discussion.

  • Case studies illustrate policing in other countries.

About the Author

Michael J. Palmiotto, PhD

Michael J. Palmiotto, PhD, is Professor of Criminal Justice at Wichita State University. He has a master's degree from John Jay College (CUNY) and a doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Palmiotto has published ten books and numerous book chapters and research articles on policing and criminal justice. He has also lectured internationally.

N. Prabha Unnithan, PhD

N. Prabha Unnithan, PhD is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Crime and Justice at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. He edits the Social Science Journal and recently co-authored Guns, Violence and Criminal Behavior (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishing). He has published numerous book chapters and research articles and has lectured internationally on a wide variety of criminal justice and policing topics.

Table of Contents

1. Perspectives on the Police.
2. Police and Social Control.
3. Police and Social Institutions.
4. Police and the Criminal Justice System.
5. Police Bureaucracy.
6. Police and Crime Fighting.
7. Police, Order Maintenance and Service.
8. Police Discretion.
9. The Police Subculture.
10. Police and the Community.
11. Police and Crime Prevention.
12. Police and Special Populations.
13. Police Corruption.
14. Police Use of Excessive Force.
15. Policing the Globe.
16. The Future of Policing.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

ABC DVD: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Volume 2  (ISBN-10: 0495104531 | ISBN-13: 9780495104537)

ABC videos feature short, high-interest clips from current news events as well as historic raw footage going back 40 years. Perfect for discussion starters or to enrich your lectures and spark interest in the material in the text, these brief videos provide students with a new lens through which to view the past and present, one that will greatly enhance their knowledge and understanding of significant events and open up to them new dimensions in learning. Clips are drawn from such programs as World News Tonight, Good Morning America, This Week, PrimeTime Live, 20/20, and Nightline, as well as numerous ABC News specials and material from the Associated Press Television News and British Movietone News collections.

Distance Learning Instructor's Resource Manual for Criminal Justice  (ISBN-10: 0495595004 | ISBN-13: 9780495595007)

Your best guide for setting up a distance learning course in criminal justice, this manual features coverage of the pedagogy of distance education, tips and strategies for managing an online course, purposes/objectives, grading policy, how to post assignments, and much more.

Guide to Careers in Criminal Justice, 3rd  (ISBN-10: 0495130389 | ISBN-13: 9780495130383)

This handy guide, compiled by Caridad Sanchez-Leguelinel of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, gives students information on a wide variety of career paths, including requirements, salaries, training, contact information for key agencies, and employment outlooks.

New Technologies and Criminal Justice: Current Perspectives from InfoTrac®  (ISBN-10: 0495103845 | ISBN-13: 9780495103844)

These readers, designed to give students a deeper taste of special topics in criminal justice, include free access to InfoTrac® College Edition. The timely articles are selected by experts in each topic from within InfoTrac College Edition.

The Wadsworth Custom Video for Criminal Justice, Volume II - DVD Version  (ISBN-10: 0495189502 | ISBN-13: 9780495189503)

Includes short 5- to 10-minute segments that provide faculty with a method of building student interest and classroom discussion. The segments focus on current topics as well as high-profile cases, and they are long enough to trigger an in-depth discussion but short enough to not fill an entire class session.

White Collar Crime: Current Perspectives: Readings from InfoTrac®  (ISBN-10: 0495103853 | ISBN-13: 9780495103851)

These readers, designed to give students a deeper taste of special topics in criminal justice, include free access to InfoTrac® College Edition. The timely articles are selected by experts in each topic from within InfoTrac College Edition.

Writing and Communicating for Criminal Justice  (ISBN-10: 0495000418 | ISBN-13: 9780495000419)

Providing students with a basic introduction to academic, professional, and research writing in criminal justice, this text contains articles on writing skills, a basic grammar review, and a survey of on-the-job verbal communication that will benefit students in their current studies and throughout their careers.

Student Supplements

Guide to Careers in Criminal Justice, 3rd  (ISBN-10: 0495130389 | ISBN-13: 9780495130383)

Get information on a wide variety of career paths, including requirements, salaries, training, contact information for key agencies, and employment outlooks with this handy guide compiled by Caridad Sanchez-Leguelinel of John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

New Technologies and Criminal Justice: Current Perspectives from InfoTrac®  (ISBN-10: 0495103845 | ISBN-13: 9780495103844)

These readers, designed to give students a deeper taste of special topics in criminal justice, include free access to InfoTrac® College Edition. The timely articles are selected by experts in each topic from within InfoTrac College Edition.

White Collar Crime: Current Perspectives: Readings from InfoTrac®  (ISBN-10: 0495103853 | ISBN-13: 9780495103851)

These readers, designed to give students a deeper taste of special topics in criminal justice, include free access to InfoTrac® College Edition. The timely articles are selected by experts in each topic from within InfoTrac College Edition.

Writing and Communicating for Criminal Justice  (ISBN-10: 0495000418 | ISBN-13: 9780495000419)

Offering a practical introduction to academic, professional, and research writing in criminal justice, this proven text uses articles on writing skills, a basic grammar review, and a survey of on-the-job verbal communication to equip you with skills that will serve you well now and throughout your career.