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Policing: Concepts, Strategies, and Current Issues in American Police Forces

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M J Palmiotto
Date Published
386 pages
This book examines police work--its history, trends and strategies of administration and management.
The book presents both a practical and a conceptual view of police work and includes such issues as private security and the relevance of constitutional law to police work. It also discusses police use of technology, multiculturalism, police administration, organization and management styles, the Americans With Disabilities Act, AIDS, and community policing efforts such as neighborhood watch programs and Crime Stoppers. The book contains chapters on the historical development of law enforcement; the functions and levels of American policing; patrol; criminal investigation and specialized units; the changing face of policing; police recruiting, education and training; crime prevention; current issues in policing; police misconduct; and police accountability. Each chapter begins with a point-by-point overview of the major issues addressed and includes a list of review questions. Notes, references, tables, terms, figures, indexes