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A "must read" for anyone considering a career in law enforcement, this book provides a current, insider's look at the many rewards, and the often intense stress, that are part of police work. Written by two authors with extensive real-life experience in all ranks and assignments of policing, this text gives you a solid blend of practical information and theory that gives a firm foundation in the various roles of the police: who the police are, what they do, and how they do it. The book also addresses current topics that concern you most, such as homeland defense, community policing, and current technological advancements.
Table of Contents
Police History & Organization
Organizing Public and Private Security in the US
Organizing the Police Department
The Personal Side of Policing
Becoming a Police Officer
The Police Role and Police Discretion
Police Culture and Personality and Police Stress
Minorities in Policing
Police Ethics and Police Deviance
Police Operations: Patrol
Police Operations: Investigation
Police and the Community
Community Policing: The Debate Continues
Police and the Law
Critical Issues in Policing
Computers, Technology, and Criminalistics in Policing
Policing and Homeland Security
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