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Introduction to Policing Interactive eBook Student Version

Introduction to Policing Interactive eBook Student Version

Third Edition
  • Steven M. Cox - Western Illinois University, USA
  • Susan Marchionna - Criminal Justice Communications Consultant, National Council on Crime and Delinquency, California, USA
  • Brian D. Fitch - Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Woodbury University, California State University, Fullerton, USA

January 2016 | SAGE Publications, Inc

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This dynamic Interactive eBook version of the Third Edition of Steven M. Cox, Susan Marchionna, and Brian D. Fitch’s best-selling text, Introduction to Policing  goes way beyond highlighting and note-taking! Read your mobile-friendly eBook anywhere, anytime with easy access across desktop, smartphone, and tablet devices. Using the VitalSource Bookshelf® platform, download your book to a personal computer and read it offline, share notes and highlights with instructors and classmates who are using the same eBook, and “follow” friends and instructors as they make their own notes and highlights.


Simply click on icons in the eBook to experience a broad array of multimedia resources as well as get access to academic and professional articles.


  • VIDEO: Relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, animated graphics, and other clips bring deeper learning and understanding as you explore key topics. 
  • AUDIO: Engaging podcasts and audio resources supplement and enrich key points within the text.
  • REFERENCE AND JOURNAL ARTICLES: Access to articles from SAGE’s influential journals, handbooks, and encyclopedias offer important background and exposure to seminal work in your field of study.

Key features


  • Additional exhibit boxes provide concrete examples to help students make real-world connections.
  • Up-to-date coverage of current issues, emerging trends, and innovations have been added to the areas of technology, use of force, diversity, and police-community relations.
  • Research, statistics, and data have been updated to provide an accurate snapshot of policing today.
  • Ten new Police Stories have been added to give students a broader perspective of today’s police officers.
  • Quadrupled the number of figures included in the text to provide a more visual display of information.
  • Over half of the You Decide boxes have been updated to offer students the most relevant police scenarios.
  • Seven new Case in Point boxes have been added to highlight recent events
  • New discussion questions have been added to the Case in Point and Around the World boxes to engage students and encourage critical thinking.    


  • Visually appealing 4-color design features photos, charts, graphs, and tables to increase student engagement, especially visual learners.
  • Written and updated by an author team which includes an experienced law enforcement officer.
  • Police Stories boxes use first-person vignettes drawn from the experiences of current and previous law enforcement officers to bring to life situations that police officers experience.
  • You Decide boxes present realistic dilemmas in policing and ask students to propose possible solutions.
  • Case in Point boxes in each chapter use current news articles to illustrate one or more of the chapter's major issues.
  • Around the World sections in each chapter provide an international perspective on policing issues to prepare students to think and plan globally in today's interconnected world.
  • Chapter-ending study aids include key terms, discussion questions based on the learning objectives at the beginning of the chapter, web exercises, and links to the student study site.
  • A comprehensive online ancillary package includes a password-protected Instructors Resources Site and an open-access Student Study Site.

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