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Police in America

An Introduction

By (author) Samuel Walker
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe, New York, United States
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Inc.,US
Published: 1st Sep 1998
Dimensions: w 251mm h 335mm d 18mm
Weight: 560g
ISBN-10: 0070679118
ISBN-13: 9780070679115
Barcode No: 9780070679115
This engaging and current overview of police officers and policing systems gives readers an inclusive survey of policing in America. Divided into four parts, "The Police in America," begins with a compelling analysis of the foundation of law enforcement, including the underlying purpose of police in society, the history of American police, as well as the contemporary law enforcement industry. It goes on to cover everything from the critical role of the beat cop and the fundamental problems in policing to the career path of police officers and a level-by-level overview of police organizations. Using timely articles and excerpts, the author takes 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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