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Policing in America

Author: Larry K Gaines; Victor E Kappeler
Publisher: Waltham, MA : Elsevier, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Edition 8View all editions and formats
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In the field of law enforcement in the United States, it is essential to know the contemporary problems being faced and combine that knowledge with empirical research and theoretical reasoning to arrive at best practices and an understanding of policing. Policing in America, Eighth Edition, provides a thorough analysis of the key issues in policing today, and offers an issues-oriented discussion focusing on critical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gaines, Larry K., author.
Policing in America.
(DLC) 2014011995
(OCoLC)875884434
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Larry K Gaines; Victor E Kappeler
ISBN: 9781317521983 1317521986
OCLC Number: 891589568
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 655 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; PREFACE; CHAPTER 1 The Police in American Society; Introduction; 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; Department of Homeland Security. Miscellaneous Federal Law Enforcement AgenciesState Law Enforcement Agencies; State Police and Highway Patrols; Limited-Purpose State Law Enforcement Agencies; Local Law Enforcement Agencies; Summary; Review Questions; References; CHAPTER 2 Historical Perspectives; Introduction; An 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. American Policing in RetrospectEarly American Policing; Policing America: The Modern Era; The Political Entrenchment Phase; The Reform Efforts; Professional Policing Comes to America; Public and Community Relations Return to Policing; The Community Policing Era; The Post-Community Policing Era and the Rise of the Surveillance State; Summary; Review Questions; References; CHAPTER 3 Police Human Resources; Introduction; Towards a Theory of Police Selection; Affirmative Action and Police Selection; Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act; Minorities in Policing; Women in Policing. Gay and Lesbian Police OfficersSexual Harassment; Recruiting Police Officers; Establishing Minimum Selection Standards; Completion Rates for Recruits in State and Local Academies by Race and Gender; Background and Work History; Medical Standards; Psychological Screening; The Police Selection Process; The Written Test; The Oral Interview Board; Training Police Officers; Basic or Academy Training; Field Training Officer (FTO) Programs; In-service Training; Police Officer Career Development; Impact of Race and Gender on Police Officer Careers; Summary; Review Questions; References. CHAPTER 4 Organization and ManagementIntroduction; The Specifics of Police Administration: POSDCORB; Levels of Administration and Supervision; Principles of Organization and Police Administration; Classical Organizational Principles; Police Management; Police Leadership; Motivation; Planning; Communications; Contingency Management; Managing Community Policing; Crime Analysis and COMPSTAT; Crime Analysis; COMPSTAT; Police Collective Bargaining; Contract Negotiation; Summary; Review Questions; References; CHAPTER 5 Police Operations; Introduction; Allocating Police Personnel.
Responsibility: Larry K. Gaines, Victor E. Kappeler.

Abstract:

In the field of law enforcement in the United States, it is essential to know the contemporary problems being faced and combine that knowledge with empirical research and theoretical reasoning to arrive at best practices and an understanding of policing. Policing in America, Eighth Edition, provides a thorough analysis of the key issues in policing today, and offers an issues-oriented discussion focusing on critical concerns such as personnel systems, organization and management, operations, discretion, use of force, culture and behavior, ethics and deviance, civil liability, and police-commun.
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