9780130334428

Police, The: An Introduction

  • ISBN 13:

    9780130334428

  • ISBN 10:

    0130334421

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2002
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

This enlightening book removes the mystique and misunderstanding surrounding police work, exploring the principles of policing and introducing readers to the day-to-day practices of these dedicated professionals. It provides the basic framework for understanding fundamental police issues while, at the same time, questioning the conventional wisdom about policing. Chapter topics explore racial profiling, domestic violence, police suicide, women in policing, modern policing techniques, recent research, the latest statistics, and current issues and concerns. For anyone looking for a comprehensive introduction to the police--who they are and who they are not, what they can and cannot do, and their exact role in society.

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