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A "must read" for anyone considering a career in law enforcement, this book provides a current, insider's look at the many rewards, and the often intense stress, that are part of police work. Written by two authors with extensive real-life experience in all ranks and assignments of policing, this text gives you a solid blend of practical information and theory that gives a firm foundation in the various roles of the police: who the police are, what they do, and how they do it. The book also addresses current topics that concern you most, such as homeland defense, community policing, and current technological advancements.

About the Author

John S. Dempsey is 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. He focused on both patrol and investigations. He received seven citations for meritorious and excellent police duty. After retiring from the NYPD, he served as Professor of Criminal Justice at Suffolk County Community College, where he received the college's prestigious "Who Made a Difference Award" for his teaching and work with students. Mr. Dempsey lectures throughout 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). He has received the Outstanding Contributor Award from the ACJS Community College Section and the Fellows Award from the NEAJS. Mr. Dempsey has written 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 Master's Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University, the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Linda S. Forst is a professor of criminal justice at Shoreline Community College in Seattle, Washington, where she also serves on the Board of Law Enforcement Training Standards and Education for the State of Washington. Ms. Forst is a retired police captain from the Boca Raton (Florida) Police Services Department, where she served 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. Ms. Forst was the department's first female field training officer, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain. Ms. Forst has extensive training in accident investigation, domestic violence, sexual violence, community policing, and police management. She received numerous commendations during her career and earned numerous gold medals from the state and International Police Olympics. She also served on the board of directors for a local battered women's shelter for many years. An author of numerous magazine, journal, and newspaper publications, Ms. Forst regularly presents at conferences and to community groups. She has written several popular 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. She is 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), the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC), 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.

Table of Contents

Part I: POLICE HISTORY and ORGANIZATION. 1. Police History. 2. Organizing Public and Private Security in the US. 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 and Personality and Police Stress. 7. Minorities in Policing. 8. Police Ethics and Police Deviance. Part III: POLICE OPERATIONS. 9. Police Operations: Patrol. 10. Police Operations: Investigation. 11. Police and the Community. 12. Community Policing: The Debate Continues. 13. Police and the Law. Part IV: CRITICAL ISSUES IN POLICING. 14. Computers, Technology, and Criminalistics in Policing. 15. Policing and Homeland Security.

Product Details

Cengage Learning
Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement
Dempsey, John S.
Dempsey, John S.(John S. Dempsey)
Forst, Linda S.
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Linda S
Criminal Procedure
Crime-Enforcement and Investigation
Edition Number:
Thomson Advantage Books
Publication Date:
January 2008
Loose-leaf book
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
9.90x7.85x.85 in. 2.18 lbs.

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