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"The Police in America" provides a comprehensive introduction to the foundations of policing in the United States today. Descriptive and analytical, the text is designed to offer undergraduate students a balanced and up-to-date overview of who the police are and what they do, the problems they face, and the many reforms and innovations that have taken place in policing. Using timely articles and excerpts, the authors take readers beyond the headlines and statistics to present a comprehensive and contemporary overview of what it means to be a police officer.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Samuel Walker
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Release: 2002
File: 514 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105063160746

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"The Police in America" provides a comprehensive introduction to the foundations of policing in the United States today. Descriptive and analytical, the text is designed to offer undergraduate students a balanced and up-to-date overview of who the police are and what they do, the problems they face, and the many reforms and innovations that have taken place in policing. Using timely articles and excerpts, the authors take readers beyond the headlines and statistics to present a comprehensive and contemporary overview of what it means to be a police officer.

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Genre: Police
Author: Samuel Walker
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Release: 1999
File: 401 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:49015002500495

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Traces the growth, disappearance, and eventual return of an African American presence in police forces, and links developments to changes in Black influence on the political process

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Genre: Social Science
Author: W. Marvin Dulaney
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release: 1996
File: 193 Pages
ISBN-13: 0253210402

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Samuel Walker
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Release: 2012-10-03
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9780077579920

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Genre: Police
Author: Samuel Walker
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Release: 1983
File: 339 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015040105853

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Grounded in evidence-based research, Police in America provides a comprehensive and realistic introduction to modern-day policing in the United States. This reader-friendly text helps students understand best practices in everyday policing and think critically about the many misconceptions of police work. Author Steven G. Brandl draws from his experience with law enforcement to emphasize the positive aspects of policing without ignoring its controversies.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Steven G. Brandl
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release: 2020-01-07
File: 424 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781544375816

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The Police in America provides a comprehensive introduction to the foundations of policing in the United States today. Descriptive and analytical, this text is designed to offer students a balanced and up-to-date overview of who the police are and what they do, the problems they face, and the many reforms and innovations that have taken place in policing. Using timely articles and excerpts, the authors take readers beyond the headlines and statistics to present a comprehensive and contemporary overview of what it means to be a police officer. The Connect course for this offering includes SmartBook, an adaptive reading and study experience which guides students to master, recall, and apply key concepts while providing automatically-graded assessments. Digital •Connect®—The Connect Suite effectively engages students in the course so they are better prepared for class, more active in discussion, and achieve better results. Its innovative and adaptive technology addresses a wide variety of student and instructor needs with a rich database of assignable and assessable activities, each attached to learning objectives. Connect, part of the Connect suite, is a web-based assignment and assessment platform that features a number of powerful tools that make managing assignments easier for instructors and learning and studying more engaging and efficient for students. • Connect InsightTM—As part of the Connect Suite, InsightTM puts real-time analytics in your hands so you can take action early and keep struggling students from falling behind. Designed for your tablet or desktop computer, Insight is a series of visual displays providing at-a-glance information regarding how your section, students, and assignments are doing. • SmartBook—As part of the Connect Suite, SmartBook is the first and only adaptive reading and learning experience that changes the way students read. It creates a personalized, interactive reading environment like no other by highlighting important concepts, while helping students identify their strengths and weaknesses. This ensures that he or she is focused on the content needed to close specific knowledge gaps, while it simultaneously promotes long term learning. • LearnSmart—As part of the Connect Suite, LearnSmart is an adaptive learning program designed to help students learn faster, study smarter, and retain more knowledge for greater success. Millions of students have answered billions of questions in LearnSmart, making it the most widely used tool that’s proven to strengthen memory recall, retain student attendance, and boost grades.

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Genre: Law
Author: Charles M. Katz
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Release: 2017-02-20
File: 624 Pages
ISBN-13: 1259140768

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Race and Policing in America is about relations between police and citizens, with a focus on racial differences. It utilizes both the authors' own research and other studies to examine Americans' opinions, preferences, and personal experiences regarding the police. Guided by group-position theory and using both existing studies and the authors' own quantitative and qualitative data (from a nationally representative survey of whites, blacks, and Hispanics), this book examines the roles of personal experience, knowledge of others' experiences (vicarious experience), mass media reporting on the police, and neighborhood conditions (including crime and socioeconomic disadvantage) in structuring citizen views in four major areas: overall satisfaction with police in one's city and neighborhood, perceptions of several types of police misconduct, perceptions of police racial bias and discrimination, and evaluations of and support for a large number of reforms in policing.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Ronald Weitzer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2006-06-12
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781139454964

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Policing America is an introductory textbook to policing in the United States. In a balanced approach, the text presents the theoretical foundations of American policing, with a focus on contemporary police practices and research. Oliver covers all of the key topics in policing, but does not overburden the student with either extraneous material only loosely related to policing or the overly detailed presentation of research more suited to a graduate program. In an engaging and readable style, the author offers an overview of past practices and research in policing, but emphasizes more contemporary policing practices and research. The focus of the book is on a contextual understanding of concepts in American policing. It is supported by the academic research, balanced with the voice of the American police officer. Features: Balanced approach that emphasizes contemporary policing. Written by an academic with police experience, resulting in an approach that combines the theoretical and the practical aspects of police work. Uses hypotheticals to bring the concepts to life for students. Student-friendly and accessible presentation incorporates graphic elements such as boxed features and charts to emphasize and summarize key points. Encourages students to think critically about the role of policing in today’s society. Oliver is an experienced author of textbooks in the criminal justice and policing fields, having authored or co-authored over a dozen books.

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Genre: Law
Author: Willard M. Oliver
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release: 2016-09-28
File: 558 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781454849315

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"To Protect and To Serve: A History of Police in America" fills a void in both criminal justice and historical scholarship regarding the history and development of American police. The leaders, the organizational strategies, and the community problems that created the need for police departments are presented in an insightful and readable format that will appeal to students and scholars alike. "To Protect and To Serve" explores the influence of slave patrols, corruption by political machines, urbanization, and the desire for reform and professionalism in America's police departments. The authors bring together the fields of criminal justice and hitsory, as well as the roles of practitioner and scholar, to create a fascinating survey of the evolution of police in American society. -- From publisher's description.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Robert C. Wadman
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Release: 2004
File: 194 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105063717677

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