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Introduction to Policing - Interactive eBook

Fourth Edition
  • Steven M. Cox - Western Illinois University, USA
  • David Massey - Ocean Pines Police, Wor-Wic Community College
  • Connie M. Koski - Longwood University, USA
  • Brian D. Fitch - Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Woodbury University, California State University, Fullerton, USA


January 2019 | SAGE Publications, Inc

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Part I: Foundations of Policing
 
Chapter 1: Policing in the United States
The Concept and Mandate of the Police

 
Scope of the Law Enforcement Sector

 
A Changing Landscape

 
A Changing Workforce

 
Additional Types of Police/Security

 
 
Chapter 2: A Brief History of Police
English Roots of Policing

 
The Evolution of Early U.S. Policing

 
The Political Era

 
The Reform Era

 
The Era of Social Upheaval (1960s and 1970s)

 
The Community-Policing Era (1980-2000)

 
The Homeland Security Era (2001-Present)

 
Some Contemporary Policing Strategies

 
Policing in the Past, Present, and Future

 
 
Chapter 3: Police Organization and Administration
Organizational Structures

 
Police Militarization

 
Operations Division

 
Organizational Substructures

 
Handling Change in Police Organizations

 
Police Unions and Collective Bargaining

 
Police Professionalism

 
 
Part II: Police Operations
 
Chapter 4: Recruitment and Selection of Police Officers
The Importance of Recruitment and Selection

 
Antidiscrimination Legislation

 
Entry-Level Recruitment and Selection

 
Testing of Candidates

 
Supervisory Recruitment and Selection

 
Recruitment and Selection of Police Chiefs

 
 
Chapter 5: Police Training and Education
Police Education

 
Research on College Education and Police Performance

 
Police Training

 
Types of Training

 
Challenges

 
 
Chapter 6: Police Work- Operations and Functions
Base Police Functions

 
Styles of Policing

 
Patrol Strength and Allocation

 
Other Types of Patrol

 
Evaluating Patrol

 
Evaluating Police Performance

 
Police and the Media

 
 
Chapter 7: Contemporary Strategies in Policing
Community Policing

 
Problem-Oriented Policing

 
Research on Community- and Problem-Oriented Policing

 
Criticism of Community Policing

 
The Current Status of COP and POP

 
Innovations in Policing Strategies

 
 
Part III: Police Conduct
 
Chapter 8: The Police Culture and Work Stress
What is Culture?

 
Analyzing Police Subculture

 
Types of Stresses in Police Work

 
Effects and Consequences of Police Stress

 
Police Shootings and Critical Incidents

 
Counteracting Police Stress

 
 
Chapter 9: Law, Court Decisions, and the Police
The 1st Amendment

 
The 2nd Amendment

 
The 4th Amendment

 
The 5th Amendment

 
The 14th Amendment

 
The Exclusionary Rule

 
Police Use of Force

 
The USA PATRIOT Act, Homeland Security, and Terrorism

 
 
Chapter 10: Ethics and Decision Making
Police Discretion

 
Ethics and Police Conduct

 
Leadership and Improving Decision Making

 
 
Chapter 11: Police Misconduct and Accountability
Corruption

 
Other Types of Police Misconduct

 
Research on Police Misconduct and Use of Force

 
The Impacts of Misconduct

 
Causes of Misconduct- Bad Apples or Bad Barrels?

 
Misconduct: Management and Administrative Issues

 
Accountability

 
 
Part IV: Contemporary Issues in Policing
 
Chapter 12: Policing in a Diverse Society
Policing in a Multicultural and Multiethnic Society

 
The Problem and Promise of Diversity

 
Police-Community Conflict

 
Public Image of the Police

 
Police in the Community

 
Women in Policing

 
Minority Police Officers

 
 
Chapter 13: Technology and the Police
The Costs and Benefits of Technology

 
Computers

 
Video Cameras

 
Surveillance Technology

 
Crime Mapping

 
Biological Identifiers

 
Speed Detection Devices or Systems

 
Armor and Weapons

 
 
Chapter 14: Organized Crime, Homeland Security, and Global Issues
Transnational Crime

 
White-Collar Crime

 
Terrorism

 
Local Response to Terrorism and Transnational Organized Crime

 
 
Chapter 15: Private Security
History and Background

 
The Current Private Security Force

 
Private and Contract Security Personnel

 
Authority, Requirements, and Accountability

 
Private Security Versus Public Police

 
Coordinating Public Police and Private Security

 
 
Part V: Looking Ahead
 
Chapter 16: The Future of Policing in the United States
The Changing Context

 
Ongoing and Strategic Change

 
Terrorism and Future Policing

 
Glossary

 
Endnotes

 
Index

 
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Updated chapter content includes several major new or ongoing impactful events and social trends, most notably recent high-profile police misconduct cases, the role of social media, the political shift in the country marked by the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and police use of force on unarmed civilians.
  • Increased coverage of women and minorities in law enforcement, with special consideration of recruitment and opportunities for promotion, gives students a broader perspective of modern police officers.
  • Research, statistics, and data have been updated where available, providing the most up-to-date and accurate snapshot of modern policing.
  • New Police Stories have been added to include a wider range of officer voices, providing students with inclusive, relevant police scenarios that humanize police officers’ experiences.
  • New Case in Point boxes bring concepts to life and highlight recent events, such as reform efforts in the Baltimore Police Department, an officer’s response to the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting, and a private security company’s alleged harsh treatment of protesters at the Dakota Access Pipeline.
  • New You Decide boxes present students with timely scenarios to analyze and critically reflect on, such as the First Amendment rights of demonstrators and Automated License Plate Readers and privacy. Several other You Decide boxes have been updated with current information and statistics.


KEY FEATURES: 

  • Written and updated by an author team that includes former and current law enforcement officers, providing students with direct insights, stories, and experiences from practiced professionals.
  • You Decide boxes invite critical thinking by presenting realistic dilemmas in policing and encouraging students to propose possible new solutions.
  • Case in Point boxes use current events to illustrate one or more of each chapter’s major issues.
  • Exhibit boxes provide concrete examples to help students make real-world connections.
  • Police Stories boxes feature the experiences of current and previous law enforcement officers to show students how concepts discussed play out in the field.
 

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