Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice,
12th Edition

Kären Matison Hess, Christine Hess Orthmann, M.S., Henry Lim Cho, M.A.

ISBN-13: 9781305968769 | ISBN-10: 130596876x

Copyright 2018

| Published 2017

| 648 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. You'll learn about the ways technology is changing the day-to-day operations of policing and police interaction with the public; the recommendations of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, including the need to improve trust and legitimacy with the public and a shift away from the warrior mentality to a guardian mindset; the law enforcement response to new terrorism threats such as ISIS and homegrown violent extremists; drones and other new surveillance techniques; and more.

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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 about and researching various aspects of criminal justice for more than 20 years. A well-respected author of numerous Cengage Learning textbooks, Ms. Orthmann is a former reserve officer with the Rosemount (Minnesota) Police Department. She is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology, the Text and Academic Authors Association and the National Criminal Justice Honor Society (Alpha Phi Sigma).

Henry Lim Cho holds an M.A. in human services with an emphasis in criminal justice leadership from Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota. He has worked in the field of criminal justice for more than 10 years and has held positions as a community service officer, police officer and detective. He has also worked in private security. 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 Officers 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. Sergeant Cho co-authored POLICE OPERATIONS and INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, and he has been published in the Minnesota Police Journal.

  • Chapters have been reorganized to improve the overall flow of text content. For example, material on traditional, community, and data-driven policing (Chapter 5) now appears prior to chapters on patrol (Chapter 6) and specialized roles of police (Chapter 7). In addition, coverage of issues concerning police conduct now appears earlier (as Chapter 9), immediately after the chapter on policing within the law.
  • Each chapter now begins with a new opening vignette that highlights high profile cases or topics, giving students a familiar subject to help ease them into the chapter content. For example, Chapter 3's vignette discusses Making a Murderer, a Netflix documentary that elicited strong negative opinions about the criminal justice system and law enforcement. Chapter 4's vignette presents the case of Eric Garner, an African-American in New York City who was arrested for selling loose cigarettes and died after a police officer placed a chokehold on him.
  • The new MindTap® for the text offers customizable content, course analytics, an e-reader, and an applied learning experience -- all within your current learning management system. MindTap® prepares students to make the kinds of reasoned, real-world decisions they will need to make as future professionals. With its rich array of assets -- all of which are tagged by learning objective and Bloom's Taxonomy level -- MindTap® is perfectly suited for today's Criminal Justice students, engaging them, guiding them toward mastery of basic concepts, and advancing their critical thinking abilities.
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  • New cutting-edge topic coverage includes discussion of the use of technology to monitor law enforcement interactions with the public, society's changing view of law enforcement, use of force and excessive force, police and society relations, how domestic law enforcement has evolved into an international issue, 21st century policing, new surveillance techniques (drones, radar, phone tower use), and police discretion in decisive, high-stress moments.
  • Learning objectives, listed at the beginning of each chapter and repeated throughout the chapter to introduce relevant content, help guide students' reading and reinforce their understanding of main topics and concepts.
  • Career Profiles showcase the different roles and jobs found in the law enforcement and criminal justice fields, introducing students to some of the paths available to them.
  • The frontline experience and inside knowledge of a law enforcement officer (Sergeant Cho) is reflected in the book's realistic, relevant information about contemporary law enforcement and criminal justice.
  • 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.
  • Myth/Fact boxes help to debunk student's misconceptions about law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
  • An engaging, structured learning environment facilitates mastery of the material.
  • An easy-to-read writing style aids student comprehension.

Table of Contents

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

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