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NCJ Number: 184097 Find in a Library
Title: Introduction to Policing, Second Edition
Author(s): John S. Dempsey
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 442
Sponsoring Agency: Wadsworth Publishing Co
Belmont, CA 94002
Publication Number: ISBN 0-534-54675-7
Sale Source: Wadsworth Publishing Co
Ten Davis Drive
Belmont, CA 94002
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The author of this introductory text on policing was a ranking police officer with the New York Police Department for 14 years, and the text features comprehensive coverage of all major topics dealing with police technology, statistical data, and important new directions such as community policing.
Abstract: Each chapter in the text attempts to describe what real police work is like and includes realistic examples of the operations of specific police departments in both big cities and small towns. The author describes crime scenes, arrests, rescues, and police officers on their beats. Chapters cover the history of policing, community-oriented and problem-oriented policing, police-community relations, police ethics and deviance, police career choices and policing as a profession, issues faced by women and minorities as police officers, professional growth using the Internet, police technology, and legal issues related to policing. Chapters also deal with the the organization of public and private security in the United States, police discretion, police operational styles, police culture (personality and stress), police operations, and specific police problems and issues (use of deadly force, vehicle pursuits, domestic violence, hate crime, and civil and criminal liability). Additional information is appended on employment in law enforcement, police ethics, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, and police-related associations and organizations. References, tables, figures, and photographs
Main Term(s): Police
Index Term(s): Community policing; Domestic assault; Hate Crimes; History of policing; Law enforcement overview texts; Minority police; Patrol; Police community relations; Police corruption; Police crime-prevention; Police discretion; Police legal limitations; Police misconduct; Police occupational stress; Police organizational structure; Police policies and procedures; Police pursuit driving; Police responsibilities; Police subculture; Police use of deadly force; Police women; Policing innovation; Problem-Oriented Policing; Science and Technology; United States of America
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