Policing In America

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Routledge, Apr 7, 2010 - Political Science - 630 pages
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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.

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Police in American Society
1
Chapter 2 Historical Perspectives
53
Chapter 3 Personnel Systems
95
Chapter 4 Organization and Management
145
Chapter 5 Police Operations
179
Chapter 6 Police Discretion
231
Chapter 7 Police Use of Force
281
Chapter 8 Police Culture and Behavior
315
Chapter 10 Civil Liability
401
Chapter 11 The Police in the Modern Community
435
Chapter 12 Policing the Drug Problem
473
Chapter 13 Globalization Terrorism and Homeland Security
515
Glossary
555
Author Index
575
Subject Index
585
About the Authors
635

Chapter 9 Ethics and Deviance
357

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About the author (2010)

Larry Gaines is chair of his department and a longtime, well-known figure in the field, both as an educator and in law enforcement. Highly respected and well liked in the discipline, he is also a former law enforcement officer whose experience heightens the book's real-world orientation.

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