Police in America
- Steven G. Brandl - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Introduction to Policing | Introduction to Policing
Grounded in evidence-based research, Police in America provides a comprehensive and realistic introduction to modern-day policing in the United States. This reader-friendly text helps students understand best practices in everyday policing and think critically about the many misconceptions of police work. Author Steven G. Brandl draws from his experience with law enforcement to emphasize the positive aspects of policing without ignoring its controversies. Brandl tackles important topics that center on one question: “What is good policing?” Included are discussions of discretion, police use of force, and tough ethical and moral dilemmas—giving students a deeper look into the complex issues of policing to help them think more broadly about its impact on society.This title is accompanied by a complete teaching and learning package. Contact your SAGE representative to request a demo.
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"Police in America is the textbook on policing. Very comprehensive and accessible. This is the best resource that I have found for teaching current trends and best practices toward evidence-based policing."
"A well-written, comprehensive textbook that works at both sophomore and junior level classes. It covers topics often ignored in other textbooks, and is engaging for students."
"Police in America is an introductory text which discusses current and relevant policing issues within the context of police history. The central theme of ‘what is good policing’ ties together the concepts and information presented to students."
"Thorough, concise, user-friendly, accurate, and up to date."
Better balance on neutrality. Framework is focused on teaching how policing should be. still has controversial issues for discussion is not anti police.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Police in America
Chapter 2: The History of the Police in America