Community Policing: Partnerships for Problem Solving,
8th Edition

Linda S. Miller, Kären M. Hess, Ph.D., Christine H. Orthmann

ISBN-13: 9781305960817 | ISBN-10: 1305960815

Copyright 2018

| Published 2017

| 528 pages

List Price USD $174.95


With a strong focus on problem solving and community-police partnerships, this comprehensive text provides a practical, up-to-date guide to effective community policing. After an introduction to the history and philosophy of the movement that has profoundly shaped modern police operations, the authors emphasize practical strategies and essential skills to help readers apply effective, real-world problem solving within their communities. In light of recent high-profile deadly force incidents that have strained the relationships between the community and the police, the eighth edition taps into the recommendations in the Final Report of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing and its call for a renewed emphasis on community policing to strengthen public trust and build police legitimacy. And the MindTap that accompanies this text helps you master techniques and key concepts while engaging you with career-based decision-making scenarios, visual summaries, and more.

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Meet the Authors

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Linda S. Miller is the former executive director of the Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute (UMCPI), as well as a former sergeant in the Bloomington, Minnesota, Police Department. She was with the department 22 years, serving as a patrol supervisor, crime prevention officer, patrol officer, and police dispatcher. Sergeant Miller has been a member of the Minnesota Peace and Police Officers Association, the International Police Association, the Midwest Gang Investigator's Association, the International Association of Women Police, and the Minnesota Association of Women Police, and she was a member of the People-to-People's Women in Law Enforcement Delegation to the Soviet Union in 1990. She is also a frequent presenter to community groups and an experienced instructor.

The late Kären Matison Hess, Ph.D., wrote extensively about law enforcement and criminal justice, gaining a prestigious reputation for the consistent pedagogical style around which she structured each textbook. Dr. Matison co-authored multiple editions of MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, JUVENILE JUSTICE, INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE and CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM in addition to CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. Many of the renowned strengths of Dr. Matison's practical presentation as well as her investigative insights remain hallmarks of this new edition.

Christine H. 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 co-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).

  • Updated content includes discussion of trending topics such as key collaborators, the CSI effect, community justice, community corrections, youth courts, sexual violence, and recent high-profile police shooting deaths and how they have contributed to erosion of public trust in the police.
  • Expanded discussion of use of force includes definitions of reasonable force, excessive force, and deadly force. There's also coverage of the two landmark cases -- Graham v. Connor (1989) and Tennessee v. Garner (1985) -- and the re-engineering of police training related to the use of force.
  • Enhanced coverage of cutting-edge policing technology examines GPS tracking, the impact of traffic apps on neighborhoods and law enforcement, body and neighborhood cameras, and many other timely topics.
  • The authors introduce the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing in Chapter 1 and integrate its key findings and recommendations throughout the text.
  • Comprehensive without being overwhelming, this proven text provides an in-depth introduction to both the fundamental principles and modern practices of community policing, including a strong focus on problem solving and community-police partnerships.
  • To help students master and apply the material, every chapter includes proven educational tools such as learning objectives, key terms, key concepts, discussion questions to hone critical thinking, and a summary for review and self-assessment.
  • Drawing on their own experience as police professionals -- as well as numerous real-world examples from officers and departments around the country -- the authors maintain a highly practical focus to help readers prepare for success in law enforcement.

Table of Contents

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1. The Evolution of Community Policing.
2. Inside Police Agencies: Understanding Mission and Culture.
3. Understanding and Involving the Community.
4. Problem Solving: Proactive Policing.
5. Implementing Community Policing.
6. Communicating with a Diverse Population.
7. Building Partnerships: A Cornerstone of Community Policing.
8. Forming Partnerships with the Media.
9. Early Experiments in Crime Prevention and the Evolution of Community Policing Strategies.
10. Safe Neighborhoods and Communities: From Traffic Problems to Crime.
11. Community Policing and Drugs.
12. Bringing Youths into Community Policing.
13. The Challenge of Gangs: Controlling Their Destructive Force.
14. Understanding and Preventing Violence.
15. Understanding and Preventing Terrorism.
16. What Research Tells Us and a Look to the Future.

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