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An Introduction to Policing,
8th Edition

John S. Dempsey, Linda S. Forst

ISBN-13: 9781285862736 | ISBN-10: 1285862732

Copyright 2016

| Published 2015

| 624 pages

List Price USD $229.95

Overview

Discover the challenges, excitement and rewards of law enforcement today with AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING, 8th Edition. Written by law enforcement veterans with extensive experience in all areas of policing, this engaging, comprehensive book blends practical information with pertinent theory. The authors examine today's most current issues, policing techniques and industry trends, including homeland security, recent terrorism incidents, the controversial Secure Communities Program by DHS, Specialized Policing Responses to individuals with mental illness, advances in policing technology, and more. Readers find the latest practitioner research as well as the most current applications, statistics, court cases and information on law enforcement careers. The book presents extensive examples from small and large police departments throughout the world as well as essays from respected law enforcement practitioners who delve into crucial policing issues and challenges. AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING, 8th Edition, is an essential read for anyone considering a career in law enforcement today.

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John S. Dempsey is Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice at State University of New York (SUNY), Suffolk County Community College. He also teaches criminal justice and public administration courses at SUNY, Empire State College, where he serves as a mentor for ranking members of law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. Mr. Dempsey was a member of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) from 1964 until 1988, serving as a police officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant and captain. He focused on both patrol and investigations. Mr. Dempsey received seven citations for meritorious and excellent police duty. After retiring from the NYPD, he served as Professor of Criminal Justice at Suffolk County Community College on Eastern Long Island, where he received the college's prestigious "Who Made a Difference Award" for his teaching and work with students. Mr. Dempsey lectures throughout the country on policing and criminal justice issues and is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), ASIS International, the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (NEACJS), and the Criminal Justice Educators Association of New York State (CJEANYS). He has received the Outstanding Contributor Award from the ACJS Community College Section and the Fellows Award from the NEAJS. Mr. Dempsey has written several books on policing and security. He received his Associate of Arts Degree and his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Behavioral Science from the City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, his Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Long Island University and his Master's Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University, the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Linda S. Forst is a professor of criminal justice at Shoreline Community College in Seattle, Washington, where she also serves on the Board of Law Enforcement Training Standards and Education for the State of Washington. Ms. Forst is a retired police captain from the Boca Raton (Florida) Police Services Department, where she served as a patrol officer, investigator, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain. She spent most of her career in patrol, but also worked in investigations, professional standards, training, hiring, and support services. Ms. Forst was the department's first female field training officer, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain. Ms. Forst has extensive training in accident investigation, domestic violence, sexual violence, community policing, and police management. She received numerous commendations during her career and earned numerous gold medals from the state and International Police Olympics. She also served on the board of directors for a local battered women's shelter for many years. An author of numerous magazine, journal, and newspaper publications, Ms. Forst regularly presents at conferences and to community groups. She has written several popular books on policing. Ms. Forst earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice, her Master's Degree in Community College Education, and her Doctorate Degree in Adult Education from Florida Atlantic University. She is a graduate of University of Louisville's Sex Crime Investigation School and Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command. Ms. Forst is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC), and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and has instructed for Northwestern's School of Police Staff and Command as well as Palm Beach Community College and Florida Atlantic University.

  • Each chapter has been thoroughly updated in response to reviewer feedback, with strong focus on the trending hot topics of community policing, reduced budgets and resources, self-defense and "stand your ground" laws, and cybercrime.
  • Chapter 14, "Computers, Technology, and Criminalistics in Policing," has been extensively updated to cover the latest advancements, tools, and practices in technology – from forensics to including identity theft, smartphones, DNA collection and profiling, and more. This chapter also features a new Guest Lecture on using technology in child pornography investigations.
  • Guest Lectures from professionals in the field have been expanded from the previous edition and now appear in every chapter, giving insight on up-to-the-minute policing issues and events such as human trafficking (Chapter 5) and the law enforcement response to Sandy Hook (Chapter 10).
  • You Are There features bring readers into the center of significant historic and current events. These engaging features invite readers into detailed examinations of historical and current policing events and their impact on the field of law enforcement.
  • On the Job features provide realistic insights into law enforcement careers. The authors draw upon their own first-hand law enforcement experience to provide detailed descriptions and important insights into pursuing a career today in policing.
  • Readers find definitions of key terms within each chapter, when terms first appear in the text. In addition, useful end-of-chapter references offer a quick, easy method for quickly locating important information on key topics.
  • Providing for maximum reinforcement and student success, chapters begin with numbered learning objectives that are carefully matched to corresponding quiz and test items.

Table of Contents

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Part I: POLICE HISTORY AND ORGANIZATION.
1. Police History.
2. Organizing Public Security in the United States.
3. Organizing the Police Department.
Part II: THE PERSONAL SIDE OF POLICING.
4. Becoming a Police Officer.
5. The Police Role and Police Discretion.
6. Police Culture, Personality, and Police Stress.
7. Minorities in Policing.
8. Police Ethics and Police Deviance.
Part III: POLICE OPERATIONS.
9. Patrol Operations.
10. Investigations.
11. Police and Their Clients.
12. Community Policing.
13. Police and the Law.
Part IV: CRITICAL ISSUES IN POLICING.
14. Computers, Technology, and Criminalistics in Policing.
15. Homeland Security.

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