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Community Policing: Partnerships for Problem Solving, 7th Edition

  • Linda S. Miller
  • Kären M. Hess Normandale Community College, Minnesota
  • Christine M.H. Orthmann Orthmann Writing & Research, Inc., Minnesota
  • ISBN-10: 1285096673  |  ISBN-13: 9781285096674
  • 544 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2005
  • © 2014 | Published
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Overview

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 a thorough introduction to the history and philosophy of the movement that has profoundly shaped modern police operations, the authors strongly emphasize practical strategies and essential skills to help readers apply effective, real-world problem solving within their communities. The seventh edition maintains this trusted text's proven strengths while introducing valuable updates and innovations, including new material on key trends and practices such as community and officer diversity, ethics and corruption, CompStat and hot-spot policing, andcitizen oversight of police, as well as new features exploring the impact and importance of technology. Practical, engaging, and current, this one-of-a-kind text is also supported by a full range of supplemental teaching and learning tools, making it an indispensible resource for law enforcement students and professionals alike.

Features and Benefits

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • "On the Beat" feature in each chapter presents the comments and experiences of an active police officer, helping students appreciate the real-world relevance of what they have read and consider the perspective of someone in the field every day.
  • To help students master and apply the material, every chapter includes proven learning tools such as chapter objectives, important terms, key concepts, discussion questions to hone critical thinking, and a summary for review and self-assessment.
  • Online research exercises in each chapter encourage students to access the Gale Emergency Services Database (available for separate purchase) to gather and synthesize information—essential skills for officers in modern law enforcement.

Table of Contents

Part I: AN OVERVIEW.
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.
Part II: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS AND TRUST.
6. Communicating with a Diverse Population.
7. Building Partnerships: A Cornerstone of Community Policing.
8. Forming Partnerships with the Media.
Part III: COMMUNITY POLICING IN THE FIELD: COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS.
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.

What's New

  • All-new "Technology and Policing" feature explores how evolving technology is affecting the ways police partner with the community to solve problems.
  • The seventh edition has been thoroughly updated with current data and statistics, including information on minority and women officers, police departments with community policing mission statements, citizens reporting contact with police, perceived use of excessive force, COPS Office funding, and population data from the 2010 census related to increasing ethnic diversity within communities.
  • New and revised content for the current edition includes material on officer diversity, public-private police partnerships, CompStat and hot-spot policing, geospatial statistical analysis and routine activity theory, citizen oversight of police, ethics and corruption, budget issues, and much more.
  • Numerous new "Ideas in Practice" vignettes present real-world examples to illustrate the varied ways law enforcement agencies throughout the country are applying the principles of community policing.

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"I would recommend this text to college instructors of all levels. It fits the needs of the students and the needs of the instructor."

— David Stumpf

"I have found this text to be very appropriate for the teaching of students engaged in a two-year criminal justice program for ten years. I would never seriously consider using any other texts. [This text] not only receives high praises from me but my students as well."

— Clayton Steenberg

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Linda S. Miller

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.

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 M.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).