Introduction to Policing
- Steven M. Cox - Western Illinois University, USA
- David Massey - Ocean Pines Police, Wor-Wic Community College
- Connie M. Koski - Oglala Lakota College
- Brian D. Fitch - California State University, Fullerton, USA, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Woodbury University
Written and extensively updated by an author team that includes former and current law enforcement officers, Introduction to Policing focuses on the thought-provoking, contemporary issues that underscore the challenging and rewarding world of policing. The authors skillfully balance research and practice to offer students an overview of both the foundations of policing and the expanded role of today’s police officers. Evolving with the modern realities of the field, the Fourth Edition discusses major new and ongoing impactful events, such as the political shift marked by the U.S. presidential election of 2016 and expanded coverage of women and minorities in policing. The accessible and engaging writing style, coupled with unique coverage of the issues of policing in multicultural communities, the impact of technology on policing, and policing strategies and procedures, make this bestselling book a must-have for policing courses.
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“A well-documented text that is written by real-life practitioners with lots of experience and knowledge in the policing fields. I would also say the text is very detailed and covers all aspects of policing. It has hands on interactive tools for students as well as for the instructor’s resources.”
“Current, well organized, well written, easy to understand.”
“A concise, well-written, and inexpensive introductory text.”
“This textbook covers all of the overarching topics that an introductory textbooks should, with enough detail to provide substance for upper undergraduate courses. This textbook can be used for all levels of undergraduate study.”
“I would describe the text as a well-organized, relevant, and well tough out text book that is well suited to the mindset of students, many of whom are aspiring law enforcement candidates.”
“Introduction to Policing is one of the better introductory books on the market that benefits from a collaboration of authors having both academic and professional experience.”
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1. Policing in the United States
Chapter 2. A Brief History of Police in the United States