Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice,
11th Edition

Kären Matison Hess, Christine Hess Orthmann, Henry Lim Cho

ISBN-13: 9781285444321 | ISBN-10: 1285444329

Copyright 2015

| Published 2014

| 672 pages

List Price USD $229.95


This comprehensive and practical book covers law enforcement and the criminal justice system as a whole (including courts, corrections, and juvenile justice) in one easy-to-understand volume. You'll find a realistic and relevant "boots on the street" perspective, real world examples in every chapter, and up-to-date information on a wide range of today's hottest topics, the Towards Zero Death (TZD) traffic-safety initiative, rapid DNA profiling, CompStat Plus, warrantless searches of vehicles, hacktivism, iPads/tablets and geolocation "pinging"communication devices in the field. joint terrorism task forces (JTTFs), and more.

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Meet the Authors

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The late Kären Matison Hess, PhD, wrote extensively in law enforcement and criminal justice, gaining a respected reputation for the consistent pedagogical style around which she structured each textbook. She co-authored multiple editions of MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, JUVENILE JUSTICE, and INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE in addition to CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM; much of her work and influence remains unchanged in this new edition.

Christine Hess Orthmann holds an M.S. in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati and has been writing and researching in various aspects of criminal justice for over 20 years. She is the author of numerous Cengage Learning textbooks, a former reserve officer with the Rosemount (Minnesota) Police Department, and a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the American Society of Criminology (ASC), the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA), and the National Criminal Justice Honor Society (Alpha Phi Sigma).

Henry Lim Cho holds an M.A. in Human Services with an emphasis on Criminal Justice Leadership from Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota. He has worked in the field of criminal justice for more than 10 years, having held positions in private security and as a community service officer, police officer, and detective. He retired from the Rosemount (Minnesota) Police Department with the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant Cho has experience as a use-of-force instructor and as a crime scene investigator. His professional memberships include the Text and Academic Authors Association, Minnesota Police and Peace Officer's Association, International Association of Identification--Minnesota Chapter, Minnesota Sex Crimes Investigator Association, High Technology Crime Investigation Association, National White Collar Crime Center, and the Fraternal Order of Police. He co-authored POLICE OPERATIONS and INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, and has been published in the Minnesota Police Journal.

  • New career profiles showcase the day-to-day work of a blood spatter expert, a crime scene investigator, and a child safety educator from the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center.
  • New material has been added on the results of the Philadelphia Foot Patrol Experiment, joint terrorism task forces (JTTFs), the Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) traffic safety initiative, hacktivism, technology in policing (SpotShotter gunshot detection, rapid DNA profiling, communication devices in the field such as iPads/tablets, and geolocation "pinging"), and more.
  • New "Myth vs. Reality" boxes in every chapter debunk popular misconceptions about policing and criminal justice.
  • Additional case studies bring the material to life.
  • The most recent statistics on criminal justice system employment and expenditures; crime, criminal events, and victimization; red-light running fatalities, work zone fatalities, seat belt use, alcohol-impaired driving and distracted driving; community policing and intelligence-led policing; post-conviction exonerations based on DNA evidence; and more are included.
  • An updated discussion of data-driven strategies and policing, including CompStat Plus policing, is included.
  • An engaging, structured learning environment facilitates mastery of the material.
  • Comprehensive coverage of both policing and the criminal justice system as a whole helps readers understand the role of police within the larger criminal justice system.
  • An easy-to-read writing style aids student comprehension.
  • The experience and inside knowledge of an active-duty law enforcement officer (Sergeant Cho) is reflected in the book's realistic, relevant information about contemporary law enforcement and criminal justice.

Table of Contents

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1. A Brief History: The Evolution of Law and Our Criminal Justice System.
2. The American Quest for Freedom and Justice: Our Laws.
3. Crime in the United States: Offenses, Offenders, Victims.
4. Contemporary Policing: An Overview.
5. Patrol: The Backbone of Policing.
6. Specialized Roles of Police.
7. Policing after 9/11: Traditional, Community and Data-Driven Policing.
8. Policing within the Law.
9. Gangs and Drugs: Threats to Our National Security.
10. Terrorism and Homeland Security.
11. Issues Concerning Police Conduct.
12. Becoming a Law Enforcement Professional.
13. U.S. Courts.
14. Corrections.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

Careers in Criminal Justice Printed Access Card

The Printed Access Card, which may be included with your text, includes information and a code that gives you full access to the Careers in Criminal Justice Website. This rich resource helps you investigate the criminal justice career choices that are right for you. You can take advantage of interest assessments, career profiles, video interviews, and a career Rolodex with links and tools to assist you in finding a professional position. There's also a career planner with sample résumés, letters, and interview questions, and a wealth of information on "soft skills" such as health and fitness, stress management, and effective communication.

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Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

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