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Policing: A Brief Introductionprovides a complete and objective overview of policing in America, from its historical roots through the present day. Five distinct sections cover the foundations of policing, personnel issues, police work, legal issues, and the challenges of police discretion and behavior. This innovative new text includes the many pedagogical extras and an engaging four-color design typically associated with longer criminal justice texts, while maintaining a concise focus and brief format.
Table of Contents
SECTION I FOUNDATIONS
Chapter 1 Origins and Evolution of American Policing
Chapter 2 Policing in American Context
Chapter 3 Law Enforcement Agencies and Their Organization
SECTION II A CAREER IN POLICING
Chapter 4 Becoming a Cop
Chapter 5 Police Subculture
Chapter 6 Police Discretion and Behavior
SECTION III ON THE JOB
Chapter 7 Core Police Functions
Chapter 8 Community Policing and Community Involvement