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Police in America

Police in America

Third Edition

Other Titles in:
Police Studies

March 2024 | 464 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Grounded in evidence-based research, Police in America provides a comprehensive and realistic introduction to modern-day policing in the United States. This reader-friendly text helps students understand best practices in everyday policing and think critically about the many misconceptions of police work. Author Steven G. Brandl draws from his experience with law enforcement to emphasize the positive aspects of policing without ignoring its controversies. Brandl tackles important topics that center on one question: "What is good policing?" Included are discussions of discretion, police use of force, and tough ethical and moral dilemmas - giving students a deeper look into the complex issues of policing to help them think more broadly about its impact on society.
Part I: Foundations for The Study of The Police
Chapter 1: An Introduction to The Police in America
Chapter 2: The History of The Police in America
Chapter 3: The Characteristics and Structure of Police Organizations
Chapter 4: The Role of The Police
Part II: Police Work
Chapter 5: Police Recruitment, Selection, And Training
Chapter 6: Police Patrol
Chapter 7: Crime Detection and Investigation
Chapter 8: Police Discretion and Its Control
Chapter 9: The Law of Search, Seizure, And Self-Incrimination
Part III: The Hazards of Police Work
Chapter 10: Health and Safety Issues in Police Work
Chapter 11: Police Use of Force
Chapter 12: Police Misconduct and Corruption
Part IV: Police Strategies and The Future of The Police in America
Chapter 13: Community and Problem-Oriented Policing
Chapter 14: Evidence-Based and Intelligence-Led Policing
Chapter 15: Crime, Technology, And the Future of American Policing

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