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Policing
The Essentials

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October 2021 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Offering a brief, accessible, and timely introduction, Policing: The Essentials, hones in on core concepts and provides strong coverage on the foundations of policing. Authors Carol A. Archbold, Carol M. Huynh, and Thomas Mrozla use contemporary scholarship to focus on the current climate of policing and criminal justice, crafting one of the most diverse and inclusive books for the policing course.

With a unique chapter on police effectiveness and community policing, plus ample opportunities for critical thinking and application by the reader, Policing: The Essentials offers a close examination of what matters in policing today and provides students with the key information they need to understand modern policing practices in our society.

This title is accompanied by a complete teaching and learning package. Contact your SAGE representative to request a demo.
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Part I. Overview of the Police in the United States
 
Chapter 1. A Timeline of Policing in America
 
Chapter 2. Traditional and Contemporary Policing Strategies
 
Chapter 3. The Scope of American Law Enforcement
 
Chapter 4. Police Officers and Police Culture: Diversity and Workplace Experiences
 
Chapter 5. Becoming a Police Officer: Recruitment, Selection, Training and Promotion
 
Part II. Police Operations and Effectiveness
 
Chapter 6. Police Organization and Leadership
 
Chapter 7. Patrol, Investigations, and Technology
 
Chapter 8. Police Effectiveness
 
Chapter 9. Police Liability and Accountability
 
Part III. Police and Society
 
Chapter 10. The Public and the Police: Perceptions and Interactions
 
Chapter 11. Discretion and the Police
 
Chapter 12. Police Deviance and Ethics
 
Chapter 13. Contemporary Issues in American Policing

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Instructor Resource Site
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You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site.
Student Study Site

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The open-access Student Study Site makes it easy for students to maximize their study time, anywhere, anytime. It offers flashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts, as well as learning objectives that reinforce the most important material.

"Policing: The Essentials is a peer reviewed examination of current police administrative policy and procedures. The text begins with historical information and ends with the future of policing. I highly recommend the text."

Kenneth Whitman, Ph.D.,
Alabama A&M University

“I very much appreciate the expansive focus on race/ethnicity and gender and how this impact police-citizen relations… Overall I was very satisfied with this coverage and found that it filled many important gaps from other similar texts.”

Carl Root
Eastern Kentucky University

“Solid text with good overviews of topics relating to American Police.”

Jeffrey L Schwartz
Rowan University

“It is a textbook on contemporary policing issues. It is clear and easy to follow for students.”

Dr. Mercedes Valadez, Division of Criminal Justice
California State University, Sacramento
Key features

KEY FEATURES:

  • This title is available as a digital option through SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including video—all designed to enable students to better prepare for class.
  • Brief yet comprehensive, this easy to read text introduces students to policing without compromising on core content/topics.
  • Updated with the latest research, students are equipped with current and evidence-based policing practices.  
  • Incorporating aspects of diversity throughout the book rather than just a few chapters, students are able to develop a more comprehensive perspective and stronger social skills when encountering people different than themselves.  
  • Unique content on police effectiveness, community policing show students how to measure police effectiveness and share strategies for improving police–community relationships.
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