An Introduction to Policing, 7th Edition

  • John S. Dempsey Suffolk County Community College, Selden, New York
  • Linda S. Forst Shoreline Community College, Seattle Washington
  • ISBN-10: 1133594700
  • ISBN-13: 9781133594703
  • 624 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2010, 2008
  • © 2014 | Published
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Overview

Introduce students to the challenges, excitement and rewards of law enforcement today with Dempsey and Forst's AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING, 7th edition. Written by law enforcement veterans with extensive first-hand experience in all areas of policing, this engaging, comprehensive book blends practical information with pertinent theory. The authors examine today's most current issues and topics, including homeland security, recent terrorism incidents, the controversial Secure Communities Program by DHS, ATF's Fast and Furious gun program, the latest advances in policing technology, and more. Readers find the latest in academic and practitioner research as well as the most current applications, statistics, court cases and information on law enforcement careers introduced through memorable learning features. This edition features increased coverage of small and rural departments while maintaining critical foundational coverage students need to fully understand who police are, what they do and how they do it. Extensive examples from police departments throughout the nation and world and essays from respected law enforcement veterans offer insights into crucial law enforcement issues and challenges. Help students keep pace with the latest policing techniques and industry trends with this book's inviting approach and comprehensive support, including the resource-rich CourseMate website. AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING, 7th edition, is an essential read for anyone considering a career in law enforcement today.


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  • "Guest Lectures" by RESPECTED LAW ENFORCEMENT practitioners OFFER UNMATCHED INSIGHTS. These "Guest Lectures" from well-respected veterans of law enforcement in the field offer practitioner-based insights into crucial law enforcement issues and challenges, such as the border patrol and the impact of homeland security on small-town forces.
  • "You Are There" FEATURES BRING READERS INTO THE CENTER OF SIGNIFICANT HISTORIC EVENTS. These engaging features invite readers into detailed examinations of historical policing events and their impact on the field of law enforcement today.
  • "On the Job" FEATURES PROVIDE REALISTIC INSIGHTS INTO LAW ENFORCEMENT CAREERS. Both authors draw upon their own first-hand law enforcement experience to provide detailed descriptions and important insights into pursuing a career today in policing.
  • Review EXERCISES, Web Exercises, AND LEARNING CHECK QUESTIONS ENSURE MASTERY OF CONCEPTS. Review Exercises, Web Exercises and Learning Check questions at the end of each chapter enable readers to take learning a step further with important review and exploration opportunities.
  • Dedicated chapter on Homeland Security (Ch.15) EXAMINES THE LATEST THREATS AND COUNTER EFFORTS AGAINST TERRORIST ATTACKS. The authors discuss the recent emergence of homegrown terrorists with the latest information on today's most recent terrorist attacks.
  • KEY TERMS AND REFERENCES OFFER IMPORTANT INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE. Readers find definitions of key terms within each chapter, when terms first appear in the text. In addition, useful end-of-chapter references offer a quick, easy method for quickly locating important information on key topics.

What's New

  • Expanded content HIGHLIGHTS THE CHALLENGES OF rural/small-town policing. Increased emphasis on smaller adepartments prepares readers to face a diversity of policing situations.
  • updated statistics and Cases reflect the latest policing challenges. Students gain a realistic perspective of the challenges and issues in policing today with the latest information and new cases throughout this edition.
  • THE LATEST DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT EVENTS ADDRESS ISSUES CRITICAL IN POLICING TODAY. Updates highlight the most recent terrorism data and incidents (Ch. 15). New discussion explores the controversial Secure Communities Program by DHS and the ATF's Fast and Furious gun program as well as the new Contacts between Police and the Public, 2008 (released October 2011). Readers also examine how recent fiscal concerns have impacted policing.
  • NEW INFORMATION ON TECHNOLOGY PREPARES READERS TO UTILIZE THE LATEST POLICING TOOLS. A wealth of the latest technology information and insights (Ch. 14) equips readers with both specialized knowledge and practical applications.
  • Expanded discussions of diversity PREPARE READERS FOR WORK IN TODAY'S LAW ENFORCEMENT ENVIRONMENT. This edition details the history of women and minorities in policing and features new information including the new IACP pregnancy policy and an innovative recruitment program in Vermont targeting women.
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Table of Contents

PART I: POLICE HISTORY AND ORGANIZATION.
1. Police History.
2. Organizing Public Security in the United States.
3. Organizing the Police Department.
PART II: THE PERSONAL SIDE OF POLICING.
4. Becoming a Police Officer.
5. The Police Role and Police Discretion.
6. Police Culture, Personality, and Police Stress.
7. Minorities in Policing.
8. Police Ethics and Police Deviance.
PART III: POLICE OPERATIONS.
9. Patrol Operations.
10. Investigations.
11. Police and the Public.
12.Police and Their Clients.
13. Police and the Law.
PART IV: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN POLICING.
14. Computers, Technology, and Criminalistics in Policing.
15. Homeland Security.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.

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John S. Dempsey

John S. Dempsey is currently Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice at State University of New York (SUNY), Suffolk County Community College. He also teaches criminal justice and public administration courses at SUNY, Empire State College where he serves as a mentor for ranking members of law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. Mr. Dempsey was a member of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) from 1964 until 1988, serving as a police officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant and captain, where his primary assignments were patrol and investigations. Mr. Dempsey received seven citations from the Department for meritorious and excellent police duty. After retiring from the NYPD, he served as Professor of Criminal Justice at Suffolk County Community College on Eastern Long Island until 2003 where he won the college's prestigious "Who Made a Difference Award" for his teaching and work with students. In 2005, Mr. Dempsey was designated Professor Emeritus by the college. He lectures widely around the country on policing and criminal justice issues and is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), ASIS International, the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (NEACJS), and the Criminal Justice Educators Association of New York State (CJEANYS). His latest academic distinctions were selection for the Outstanding Contributor Award from the ACJS Community College Section of 2004 and the Fellows Award from the NEAJS in 2005. Mr. Dempsey is the author of several books on policing and security. He received his Associate of Arts Degree and his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Behavioral Science from the City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, his Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Long Island University and his Masters Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University, the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Linda S. Forst

Linda S. Forst is currently a professor of criminal justice at Shoreline Community College in Seattle, Washington, and serves as a member of the Board on Law Enforcement Training Standards and Education for the State of Washington. She is a retired police captain from the Boca Raton (Florida) Police Services Department, joining the department in 1977 and serving as a patrol officer, investigator, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain. She spent most of her career in patrol but also worked in investigations, professional standards, training, hiring, and support services. She was the first female field training officer, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain in the department. She has extensive training in accident investigation, domestic violence, sexual violence, community policing, and police management, and served on the board of directors of the local battered women's shelter for many years. She received numerous commendations during her career and brought home many gold medals from the state and International Police Olympics while representing Boca Raton. Linda S. Forst is the author of numerous publications in magazines, journals, and newspapers and presents regularly at conferences and to community groups. She is also the author of several books on policing. Ms. Forst earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in criminal justice, her Master's Degree in Community College Education, and her Doctorate Degree in Adult Education from Florida Atlantic University. Her dissertation was on acquaintance rape prevention programs. She is also a graduate of University of Louisville's Sex Crime Investigation School and Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command. Ms. Forst is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and has instructed for Northwestern's School of Police Staff and Command as well as Palm Beach Community College and Florida Atlantic University.

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