Policing in America: A Balance of Forces (4e) : 9780131580220

Policing in America: A Balance of Forces (4e)

 
Edition
 
4
ISBN
 
9780131580220
ISBN 10
 
0131580221
Published
 
27/02/2007
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
544
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$270.99
 
 
 
Description

For courses in Introduction to Policing and Law Enforcement.

 

Praised for its scholarship, this book uses the “Balance of Forces” metaphor to examine three primary correlates of police practice–police organizations, officers and communities.  Written in a conversational tone, it offers extensive coverage of police history, the current structure of the police industry, and critical police functions. With enhanced visuals and extensive references, this book helps students develop an appreciation for the “big picture” and strives to integrate the broad research on policing into one coherent perspective.

Table of contents

I. DEVELOPING A PERSPECTIVE.

 

 1. Understanding the Police.

 2. The Early History of Policing.

 3. The English Roots of American Policing.

 4. The Evolution of Policing in America.

II. THE LAW ENFORCEMENT INDUSTRY IN AMERICA.

 

 5. Federal and State Police.

 6. Private and Special-Purpose Police.

 7. Municipal and Local Police.

III. CORRELATES OF POLICING: ORGANIZATIONS, OFFICERS, AND COMMUNITIES.

 

 8. Police Organizations.

 9. Individuals in Policing: Officers and Supervisors.

10. Police Officers.

11. Police and Community.

IV. THE FUNCTIONS OF POLICING IN AMERICA.

 

12. Law Enforcement and the Police.

13. Service and the Police.

14. Order and the Police.

V. DILEMMAS IN POLICING.

 

15. Community Policing: Tying It All Together.

16. Controlling the Police.

17. Current Trends and Future Issues in Policing.
 
Author Index.

Subject Index.
New to this edition

Expanded coverage of:

  • Problem-solving
  • Police effectiveness
  • The role of the federal government in local policing
  • Policing and third parties
  • New references 

NEW! More thorough discussion of 9/11 and terrorism–appears throughout the text.(See Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 17 etc.)

  • Discusses the reorganization of federal law enforcement, the shifting priorities in federal funding, and the increased expectations placed on local police.
  • Prompts readers to consider how national priorities can influence local policing. 

NEW! Enhanced visuals–offer new photographs, more figures, more charts, and updated images throughout.

  • Provides examples of more issues in policing.
  • Adds to reader interest and helps with comprehension. 

NEW! Reinforcement of core concepts–makes this text more cumulative and consistent.

  • Revisits topics and theoretical material that is introduced early in the text and shows how the “balance of forces” theme can be applied throughout.  

NEW! Instructor support materials–accompany this edition.

  • Offers an instructor’s guide in digital format.
Features & benefits

For courses in Introduction to Policing and Law Enforcement.

 

Praised for its scholarship, this book uses the “Balance of Forces” metaphor to examine three primary correlates of police practice—police organizations, officers and communities.  Written in a conversational tone, it offers extensive coverage of police history, the current structure of the police industry, and critical police functions. With enhanced visuals and extensive references, this book helps students develop an appreciation for the “big picture” and strives to integrate the broad research on policing into one coherent perspective.

 

Hallmark Features

 

Balance of forces theme–provides a strong conceptual framework for examining the police and their practices. 

  • Devotes chapters to identifying important correlates of policing, including organizations, officers and communities.
  • Provides unity and continuity throughout the text and helps readers see the big picture.  

Research-based perspective–includes thorough references and empirical researchthroughout the text.  

  • Takes the study of policing beyond description to explanation. 

Conversational tone–presents complex ideas in clear, straightforward language.

  • Places the emphasis on ideas and issues, not vocabulary and sentence structure.
  • Engages students in the subject matter and improves comprehension.