Policing In America by Larry K. Gaines

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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. Video links provide additional coverage of topics discussed in the text.
 

About Larry K. Gaines

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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.
 
Published February 1, 2008 by Routledge. 630 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Crime, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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