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An introduction to policing

Author: John S Dempsey; Linda S Forst
Publisher: Boston, MA, USA : Cengage Learning, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Eighth editionView all editions and formats
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Written by law enforcement veterans with extensive experience in all areas of policing, this book blends practical information with pertinent theory. It presents examples from small and large police  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John S Dempsey; Linda S Forst
ISBN: 9781285862736 1285862732
OCLC Number: 932003391
Notes: "With contributions by Steve Carter"--Cover.
Includes index.
Previously published: Clifton Park, NY : Delmar Cengage Learning, [2014]
Description: xxiv, 600 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Police history and organization. Police history ; Organizing public security in the United States ; Organizing the police department --
The personal side of policing. Becoming a police officer ; The police role and police discretion ; Police culture, personality, and stress ; Minorities in policing ; Police ethics and police deviance --
Police operations. Patrol operations ; Investigations ; Police and their clients ; Community policing ; Police and the law --
Critical issues in policing. Computers, technology, and criminalistics in policing ; Homeland security.
Responsibility: John S. Dempsey, Captain, New York City Police Department (Retired), Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice, Suffolk Community College, Mentor in Criminal Justice and Public Administration, SUNY-Empire State College, Linda S. Forst, Captain, Boca Raton Police Department (Retired), Professor of Criminal Justice, Shoreline Community College.

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