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This current insider's look at what policing means today is ideal for anyone interested in learning who the police are, what they do, and how they do it. INTRODUCTION TO POLICING features comprehensive coverage of all major topics, emphasizing today's most current technology, the newest statistical data, and important new directions such as homeland defense and community policing. A "must read" for anyone considering a career in law enforcement, this book gives you straightforward information about the many rewards, and the often intense stress, that are part of police work.
Table of Contents
Police History and Organization
Organizing Public and Private Security in the United States
Organizing the Police Department
The Personal Side of Policing
Becoming a Police Officer
The Police Role and Police Discretion
The Police Culture and Personality, and Stress
Police Operations: The Traditional Approach
Police Operations: A New Approach
Police and the Community
Community Policing: The Debate Continues
Police and the Law
Police Ethics and Police Deviance
Critical Issues in Policing
Women and Minorities in Policing
Computers, Technology and Criminalistics in Policing
Specific Police Problems and Issues
Policing and Homeland Defense
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