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Policing
A Text/Reader



October 2012 | 608 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
An innovative Text/Reader featuring the best of both worlds: author-written text and carefully selected articles

Part of the SAGE Text/Reader Series in Criminology and Criminal Justice, this book provides an overview of the field of policing, including a collection of carefully selected classic and contemporary articles that have previously appeared in leading journals, along with original material in a mini-chapter format that contextualizes the concepts. It provides strong coverage on the basics of policing plus current and relevant topics such as female, gay and lesbian, and racial/ethnic minorities officers, policing issues in both rural and urban settings, police misconduct, accountability and ethics, and more.

 
Foreword
 
Preface and Introduction
 
PART I. OVERVIEW OF THE POLICE IN THE UNITED STATES
 
Section 1. The History of the Police
 
Section 2. Progressing Beyond Traditional Policing
 
Section 3. The Scope of American Law Enforcement
 
Section 4. Police Officers and Police Culture
 
Section 5. Career Paths of Police Officers
 
PART II. POLICE OPERATIONS AND EFFECTIVENESS
 
Section 6. Police Organization and Leadership
 
Section 7. Patrol, Investigations, and Innovations in Technology
 
Section 8. Police Effectiveness
 
Section 9. Police Liability and Accountability
 
PART III. POLICE AND SOCIETY
 
Section 10. Citizens and the Police: Perceptions and Interactions
 
Section 11. Discretion and the Police
 
Section 12. Police Deviance and Ethics
 
Section 13. Policing in the Present and Future
 
Glossary
 
Endnotes
 
Credits and Sources
 
Index
 
About the Author

too American for UK studies

Mrs Margaret Gough
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Coventry University
March 14, 2014

A text book which provides a detailed contrast to the 'traditional' approach to policing adopted in the UK.

Dr Ian Pepper
School of Social Sciences and Law, University of Teesside
March 13, 2013

An innovative text which provides some useful examples of contemporary policing.

Miss Sumiyya Shafiq
Criminology and Community Justice, Sheffield Hallam University
February 9, 2013

A fascinating read offering some excellent examples to use as comparisons of policing styles.

Dr Ian Pepper
School of Social Sciences and Law, University of Teesside
December 12, 2012
Key features

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • A How to Read a Research Article section instructs students how to read and understand the journal articles that will be included at the end of each section.
  • Introductions in each chapter provide students with an overview of important issues related to the topics featured in each section.
  • Discussion questions and summaries of key points are included at the end of each section.
  • Three to four journal articles are included at the end of each chapter.

Sample Materials & Chapters

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ISBN: 9781412993692
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