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Policing In America.

Author: Larry K Gaines; Victor E Kappeler
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gaines, Larry K.
Policing In America.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Larry K Gaines; Victor E Kappeler
ISBN: 9781437734881 143773488X
OCLC Number: 768731906
Notes: The specifics of police administration: Posdcorb.
Description: 1 online resource (628 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Policing in America; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Preface; Table of Contents; Chapter 1: The Police in American Society; The government structure and policing; Constitutional Government; Separation of Powers; Principles of Federalism; Police and the law; Police in the criminal justice system; The roles and functions of police in modern society; Roles Performed by the Police; Police Activities; Styles of Police Departments; Diversity of the police establishment; Federal law enforcement agencies; Justice Department Agencies; Federal Bureau of Investigation. Drug Enforcement Administration. U.S. Marshals Service.; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.; Department of Homeland Security; Transportation Security Agency.; U.S. Customs and Border Protection.; U.S. Secret Service.; Citizenship and Immigration Services.; Immigration and Customs Enforcement.; Federal Emergency Management Agency.; U.S. Coast Guard.; Miscellaneous Federal Law Enforcement Agencies; State law enforcement agencies; State Police and Highway Patrols; Limited-Purpose State Law Enforcement Agencies; Local law enforcement agencies; Summary; References. Chapter 2: Historical PerspectivesAn overview of policing in ancient times; The Birth of Civilization in Mesopotamia; Civilization in Ancient Egypt; The Rise of Greek City-States; The Roman Empire's Contribution to Policing; Police development in england; Medieval England; Early English Law Enforcement; The English Reformers; Henry Fielding; Patrick Colquhoun; Sir Robert Peel; Charles Rowan and Richard Mayne; American policing in retrospect; Early American Policing; Policing america: The modern era; The Political Entrenchment Phase; The Reform Efforts; Investigative Commissions. Police Administrative ReformGeneral Political Reform; Professional Policing Comes to America; The Law Enforcement Role; The Bureaucratic Model; Science and Technology; Public and Community Relations Return to Policing; The Community Policing Era; The Post-Community Policing Era?; Summary; References; Chapter 3: Police Human Resources; Toward a theory of police selection; Affirmative action and police selection; Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act; Minorities in Policing; Women in Policing; Sexual Harassment; Recruiting Police Officers; Establishing Minimum Selection Standards. Residency RequirementsVision Standards; Educational Standards; Physical Agility Standards; Background and Work History; Medical Standards; Psychological Screening; The police selection process; The Written Test; The Oral Interview Board; The Assessment Center; Training police officers; Basic or Academy Training; Field Training Officer (FTO) Programs; In-Service Training; Police Officer Career Development; Lateral Expansion; Vertical Expansion; Impact of race and gender on police officer careers; Summary; References; Chapter 4: Organization and Management.
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