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Police Operations: Theory and Practice, 6th Edition

  • Kären M. Hess Normandale Community College, Minnesota
  • Christine H. Orthmann Orthmann Writing & Research, Inc., Minnesota
  • Henry Lim Cho
  • ISBN-10: 1285052625  |  ISBN-13: 9781285052625
  • 576 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2006, 2003
  • © 2014 | Published
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About

Overview

This trusted book provides a focused, practical introduction to the key principles and practices guiding the operations of modern police departments. While maintaining its proven instructional approach and strong focus on community- and problem-oriented policing, the sixth edition of POLICE OPERATIONS: THEORY AND PRACTICE reflects the latest trends and research shaping the day-to-day operations of progressive police departments. A new "Perspectives from a First-Line Supervisor" feature shares practical, applied information. Highlights include new and revised information on evolving technology, the police officer hiring process, how police use websites and social media to communicate with the public, patrol techniques, cultural diversity, cell phone use and laws, hazardous materials response, federal emergency response agencies, and cyberterrorism. The authors complement this wealth of information with an appealing writing style, numerous photos and illustrations, and real-life examples to engage your interest, enhance learning, and demonstrate the professional relevance of chapter material. Now better than ever, this convenient book is an ideal resource for law enforcement students and professionals who want an accessible, up-to-date guide to essential principles and current trends and practices in police operations.

Features and Benefits

  • This innovative text was created specifically for police operations courses, providing a thorough introduction to key principles and practices, current data and trends, and real-world cases and applications in one convenient, affordable package.
  • The authors explore both essential law enforcement concepts and practical police procedures, covering important processes such as dealing with HAZMAT incidents, critical infrastructure failures such as bridge collapses, responding to terrorist threats or attacks, and dealing with pandemics.
  • Chapter material is structured to support effective learning, with "Do You Know" questions that open each chapter by introducing key concepts and learning objectives, integrated features and highlights to reinforce those concepts, and end-of-chapter material that summarizes and reviews them.
  • Exercises in every chapter encourage students to hone their critical thinking skills and apply what they have learned by writing realistic policies and procedures, considering the applications of chapter material to real-world cases, and formulating responses to challenging discussion questions.

Table of Contents

Part I: THE BASICS BEHIND EFFECTIVE POLICE OPERATIONS.
1. Police Operations in Context.
2. Communication: The Foundation of Police Operations.
3. Operational Skills: Performing within the Law.
Part II: GETTING THE JOB DONE: BASIC POLICE OPERATIONS.
4. Patrol: The Backbone of Police Operations.
5. Traffic: Policing in a Country on the Move.
6. Crime, Disorder and Quality-of-Life Issues: Responding to the Call.
7. Violence: At Home, in the Classroom, on the Job.
8. Emergency Situations: When Disaster Strikes.
9. Terrorism: From Hometown Security to Homeland Security.
Part III: SPECIALIZED POLICE OPERATIONS.
10. Criminal Investigation.
11. Responding to Children and Juveniles: Our Nation's Future.
12. Gangs and Drugs: Two National Threats.
Part IV: THE PERSONAL SIDE OF POLICE OPERATIONS.
13. Physical and Mental Health Issues: Keeping Fit for Duty.
14. Liability and Ethics: Is It Legal? Is It Moral?

What's New

  • In addition to new and updated "Officer's Perspective" boxes showcasing real cases and experiences, the sixth edition includes a new "Perspective of a First-Line Supervisor" feature that provides additional real-world examples to help students appreciate the professional applications of chapter material.
  • A new "Technology in Policing" feature highlights current and emerging technology that students can expect to encounter as law enforcement professionals, as well as the ways technology is affecting day-to-day police operations.
  • Extensive updates reflect the latest research and statistics, including reports on traffic crash fatalities, police-public contacts and arrests, school violence, domestic violence victimization; the Philadelphia Foot Patrol Experiment; and studies on bullying and the value of DNA evidence in property crimes investigations.
  • The authors explore numerous recent court rulings relevant to police operations, including Arizona v. Gant (2009), Florida v. Powell (2010), and United States v. Jones (2012), providing students with a thoughtful, up-to-date analysis of legal proceedings that will influence their experiences as law enforcement professionals.
  • New material throughout the text describes important recent trends and developments in the field, including the FBI's Advanced Fingerprint Identification (or Information) Technology (AFIT), police response to the "Occupy" movement,the police officer hiring process, rolling domestics, sovereign citizens and homegrown violent extremists (HVEs), hazardous materials response, how the Fourth Amendment governs police action, cyberterrorism, using websites and social media for public communications, and more.

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

:"This text is very useful in our curriculum and … provides great information and a solid learning base for students who desire to become police officers one day."

— Mary E. Pyle

"This book … is very current and is well written … for both the first time student as well as the early professional."

— Patrick Dunworth

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1285052633 | ISBN-13: 9781285052632)

The Instructor;s Resource Manual with Testbank includes chapter outlines, chapter summaries, chapter objectives, key terms, application exercises, suggested responses to critical thinking and discussion questions from the core text, suggested ancillary materials, and a test bank with multiple choice, true/false, completion, matching, and essay questions.

PowerLecture with ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 1285052722 | ISBN-13: 9781285052724)

The PowerLecture DVD with ExamView® to accompany Hess Orthmann/Cho/Hess's Police Operations: Theory and Practice, Sixth Edition includes the instructor's manual, test bank, PowerPoint® slides, image library, lesson plans, Real-World Resources, and more.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285052714 | ISBN-13: 9781285052717)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

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Interactive eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285052773 | ISBN-13: 9781285052779)

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Student Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285052714 | ISBN-13: 9781285052717)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

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Interactive eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285052773 | ISBN-13: 9781285052779)

Many of our print offerings are also available in digital formats on www.CengageBrain.com. This eBook will contain the entire book for viewing on your computer with highlighting and search capabilities.

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WebTutor™ Advantage Plus on Blackboard® Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285052749 | ISBN-13: 9781285052748)

Designed to complement the book, WebTUTOR™ Advantage Plus is a content-rich, web-based teaching and learning aid that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts. Online quizzes offer automatic grading and electronic tracking for instructors, and feedback for students to reinforce learning."

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Kären M. Hess

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 H. Orthmann

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).

Henry Lim Cho

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.