- ISBN: 9780134526959 | 0134526953
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 1/3/2017
This text is suitable for all introductory or general policing courses (both undergraduate and graduate levels) or as a supplemental text for community policing or police administration courses.
A practical, applied approach to “what works” in policing
Based on the author’s thirty-plus years of policing and academic experience, Policing America: Challenges and Best Practices, Ninth Edition, offers a problem-solving approach that emphasizes what is actually working in the field. Throughout the book, dozens of current exhibits, additional cases studies, Career Profiles, and real-world problem-solving examples bring the “what works” theme alive for the reader. Each chapter encourages readers to think critically with Learn by Doing sections. Organized to flow smoothly for the instructor and student, this edition continues to provide a penetrating view of one of the most difficult and demanding occupations in America: policing!
The Ninth Edition addresses head-on the most challenging aspects of policing in our age. New emphases include methods of policing a diverse society—particularly disenfranchised minorities in the “post-Ferguson” era and a call for re-examination of police methods—as well as the fight against terrorism and applications of new information technologies. In addition, chapters examine major issues and formidable crime problems, crime prevention, changing agency culture, evaluating problem-solving initiatives, cyberbullying and cybercrime, special populations, and the future of policing.
Policing America: Challenges and Best Practices, Ninth Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.