Critical Issues In Policing: Contemporary Readings
Publish Date: 2004-10-14
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Highly regarded for its authoritative coverage in four previous editions, this collection of articles written by experts and specialists examines the complex elements of policing within the broader social context. The 29 articles in the extensively revised fifth edition include 12 that are entirely new and 10 that have been updated. This timely anthology provides access to crucial information about how policing has evolved to be what it is today; what makes policing and the police organization unique; public conceptions about the police; and the effects of current trends in training, community-oriented policing, and use of high-tech information systems. In-depth coverage offers readers the chance to gain a vivid understanding of the issues confronting law enforcement personnel, policy makers, and the public.