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Introduction to Policing

Introduction to Policing

Fifth Edition

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Criminal Justice | Police Studies

July 2023 | 488 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Written by an author team that includes former and current law enforcement officers, Introduction to Policing focuses on the most thought-provoking, contemporary issues in the world of policing. The authors tackle complex issues that impact policing today, such as social diversity; advancements in technology; and global issues, such as terrorism and transnational organized crime. The Fifth Edition offers fully updated content in SAGE’s Vantage courseware platform.

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Part I. Foundations of Policing
Chapter 1. Policing in the United States
Chapter 2. A Brief History of Police in the United States
Chapter 3. Police Organization and Administration
Part II. Police Operations
Chapter 4. Recruitment and Selection of Police Officers
Chapter 5. Police Training and Education
Chapter 6. Police Work: Operations and Functions
Chapter 7. Contemporary Strategies in Policing
Part III. Police Conduct
Chapter 8. The Police Culture and Work Stress
Chapter 9. Law, Court Decisions, and the Police
Chapter 10. Ethics and Decision-Making
Chapter 11. Police Misconduct and Accountability
Part IV. Contemporary Issues In Policing
Chapter 12. Policing in a Diverse Society
Chapter 13. Technology and the Police
Chapter 14. Organized Crime, Homeland Security, and Global Issues
Part V. Looking Ahead
Chapter 15. The Future of Policing in the United States


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