Policing In AmericaBy
- Larry Gaines, California State University, San Bernardino
- Victor Kappeler, Eastern Kentucky Umiversity
This comprehensive text provides an overview of law enforcement topics, integrating major empirical findings and theory-based research findings in the field with a thorough analysis of contemporary policing problems.
The issues-oriented discussion focuses on critical concerns facing American police, including personnel systems, organization and management, operations, discretion, use of force, culture and behavior, ethics and deviance, civil liability and police-community relations. A critical assessment of police history and the role politics played in the development of American police institutions is offered. Globalization, terrorism and homeland security are addressed.
Video and Internet links provide additional coverage of topics discussed in the text.
Paperback, 640 Pages
Published: July 2011
Imprint: Anderson Publishing
1. The Police in American Society
2. Historical Perspectives
3. Police Human Resources
4. Organization and Management
5. Police Operations
6. Police Discretion
7. Police Use of Force
8. Police Culture and Behavior
9. Ethics and Deviance
10. Civil Liability
11. The Police in the Modern Community
12. Policing the Drug Problem
13. Globalization, Terrorism, and Homeland Security