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Policing
The Essentials


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Police Studies

September 2021 | 340 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Offering a brief, accessible, and timely introduction, Policing: The Essentials, hones in on core concepts and provides strong coverage on the foundations of policing. Authors Carol A. Archbold, Carol M. Huynh, and Thomas Mrozla use contemporary scholarship to focus on the current climate of policing and criminal justice, crafting one of the most diverse and inclusive books for the policing course.

With unique chapters on police effectiveness and community policing, plus ample opportunities for critical thinking and application by the reader, Policing: The Essentials offers a close examination of what matters in policing today and provides students with the key information they need to understand modern policing practices in our society.

 

 
Part I. Overview of the Police in the United States
 
Chapter 1. A Timeline of Policing in America
 
Chapter 2. Traditional and Contemporary Policing Strategies
 
Chapter 3. The Scope of American Law Enforcement
 
Chapter 4. Police Officers and Police Culture: Diversity and Workplace Experiences
 
Chapter 5. Becoming a Police Officer: Recruitment, Selection, Training and Promotion
 
Part II. Police Operations and Effectiveness
 
Chapter 6. Police Organization and Leadership
 
Chapter 7. Patrol, Investigations, and Technology
 
Chapter 8. Police Effectiveness
 
Chapter 9. Police Liability and Accountability
 
Part III. Police and Society
 
Chapter 10. The Public and the Police: Perceptions and Interactions
 
Chapter 11. Discretion and the Police
 
Chapter 12. Police Deviance and Ethics
 
Chapter 13. Contemporary Issues in American Policing