Policing: Continuity and Change
by Geoffrey, Alpert P.

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Building on the successful foundation of Policing Urban America, the authors have collaborated on this concise text to offer readers a solid overview of police work today. Policing: Continuity and Change combines theory, research, policy, and practical experience in a very readable presentation of the current context of policing. Readers can track the evolution of policing from its origins in London through possibilities for the future, as the police respond to demands for accountability and learn to utilize technology to their advantage. Discussions about recruitment, socialization, and organization delineate who the police are and what they do. The text emphasizes the proactive skills officers need to solve problems and to interact with community members. In addition to describing the functions of the police, the book explores challenges facing police officers, including corruption, stress, use of force, and police pursuits. After discussing the many facets of being a police officer, the book concludes with a chapter on available employment opportunities. Not-for-sale instructor resource material available to college and university faculty only; contact publisher directly.

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Binding: Softcover
Specs: 266 pages | .86 Lbs
ISBN: 1577664094
ISBN-13: 9781577664093
Edition: 1
Publisher: Waveland Press | Publish Date 11/05 | Copyright 2006

Table Of Contents:

1.    Police and the criminal justice system
2.    History of the police
3.    Police recruitment, selection, and training
4.    Police socialization and the police subculture
5.    Police organization and administration
6.    Police deviance : corruption and control
7.    Patrol, discretion, and styles of policing
8.    The hazards of police work
9.    Critical issues in policing
10.    The future of policing
11.    Careers in law enforcement

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