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Policing in America : a balance of forces

Author: Robert H Langworthy; Lawrence F Travis
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Written in a clear and conversational manner, this comprehensive survey on policing in America seeks to define police as a product of correlated social, historical, political, legal, individual, and  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Langworthy, Robert H.
Policing in America.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1999
(OCoLC)768076886
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert H Langworthy; Lawrence F Travis
ISBN: 0136462170 9780136462170
OCLC Number: 39195434
Description: xx, 460 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: I. DEVELOPING A PERSPECTIVE. 1. Understanding the Police. 2. The Early History of Policing. 3. The English Roots of American Policing. 4. The Evolution of Policing in America. II. THE LAW ENFORCEMENT INDUSTRY IN AMERICA. 5. Federal and State Police. 6. Private and Social-Purpose Police. 7. Municipal and Local Police. III. CORRELATES OF POLICING: ORGANIZATIONS, OFFICERS, AND COMMUNITIES. 8. Police Organizations. 9. Individuals in Policing: Officers and Supervisors. 10. Police Officers. 11. Police and Community. IV. THE FUNCTIONS OF POLICING IN AMERICA. 12. Law Enforcement and the Police. 13. Service and the Police. 14. Order and the Police. V. DILEMMAS IN POLICING. 15. Community Policing: Tying it all Together. 16. Controlling the Police. 17. Current Trends and Future Issues in Policing.
Responsibility: Robert H. Langworthy, Lawrence F. Travis III.

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