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Introduction to Policing


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Preface Part I: Foundations of Policing Chapter 1: Policing in America Chapter 2: A Brief History of Police in the United States Chapter 3: Police Organization and Administration: An Overview Part II: Police Operations Chapter 4: Recruitment and Selection of Police Officers Chapter 5: Police Training and Education Chapter 6: Police Work: Operations and Functions Chapter 7: Contemporary Strategies in Policing Part III: Police Conduct Chapter 8: The Police Culture Chapter 9: Law, Court Decisions, and the Police Chapter 10: Discretion, Ethics, and Accountability in Policing Chapter 11: Police Misconduct Part IV: Contemporary Issues in Policing Chapter 12: Policing in a Multicultural Setting Chapter 13: Technology and the Police Chapter 14: Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Global Issues Chapter 15: Private and Contract Police Part V: Looking Ahead Chapter 16: The Future of Policing in America Glossary References Photo Credits Index About the Authors

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Steven M. Cox earned his BS in psychology, MA in sociology, and PhD in sociology at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Cox was a member of the Law Enforcement and Justice Administration faculty at Western Illinois University from 1975 to 2007. For the past 45 years, he has served as trainer and consultant to numerous criminal justice agencies in the United States and abroad and has worked with several universities in the area of course development. In addition, Dr. Cox has authored and co-authored numerous successful textbooks and articles. Dr. William P. McCamey was a Professor in the School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration at Western Illinois University from 1982 to 2012. Dr. McCamey earned a B.S. and M.A. in Law Enforcement Administration, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Dr. McCamey has served as a criminal investigator, police trainer and has co-authored four textbooks and numerous journal articles. Dr. Gene L. Scaramella taught in and coordinated criminal justice programs in both career colleges and 2/4 year public colleges and universities in the Chicago area. His areas of academic foci included organized and white collar crime, research methodologies, and policing. Dr. Scaramella was also a former member of the Chicago Police Department where his last assignment was in the organized crime unit. He passed away in August 2012.

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