Policing In America

Policing In America

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This comprehensive text provides an overview of law enforcement topics, integrating major empirical findings and theory-based research findings in the field with a thorough analysis of contemporary policing problems. The issues-oriented discussion focuses on critical concerns facing American police, including personnel systems, organization and management, operations, discretion, use of force, culture and behavior, ethics and deviance, civil liability and police-community relations. A critical assessment of police history and the role politics played in the development of American police institutions is offered. Globalization, terrorism and homeland security are addressed. Video links provide additional coverage of topics discussed in the text. Now in full color, with color photographs and illustrations. Video links provide additional coverage of topics discussed in the text. Key concepts, internet links, charts and tables support the text throughout. Includes a glossary.The Los Angeles Police Department said in February that it would provide applicants with $2, 000 in relocation money and offered medical insurance for recruitsa#39; ... The Clairton, Pa., City Council in May voted to lower the passing grade on the citya#39;s written civil service test from 85 percent to 80 percent. ... The practice is already in place at departments in Arvada and Lakewood, Colo., and El Paso, Texas.

Title:Policing In America
Author: Larry K. Gaines, Victor E. Kappeler
Publisher:Routledge - 2010-04-07

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