Synopses & Reviews
INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 10th edition provides readers with comprehensive information on both law enforcement and the criminal justice system, all in one convenient book. This very practical, applied book not only examines the role of police within the larger criminal justice system but it also introduces readers to the other components of that system such as the courts, corrections, and juvenile justice. INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 10th edition has a uniquely accessible writing style with many real-world examples and has a "boots on the street" perspective. This new edition includes an extensive discussion of data-driven strategies and policing, such as CompStat policing, intelligence-led policing and evidence based policing. Readers will also learn about controversies surrounding immigration law enforcement and several new Supreme Court cases affecting law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
About the Author
The late Kären Matison Hess, Ph.D., was an instructor at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota. She crafted a line of enduring, practical textbooks in the fields of law enforcement and criminal justice, including INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, INTRODUCTION TO PRIVATE SECURITY, JUVENILE JUSTICE, MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, and COMMUNITY POLICING. She was a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA), the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and the Textbook and Academic Author's Association (TAA). In 2006, Dr. Hess was honored by the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development at the school's 100-year anniversary as one of 100 alumni who have made a significant contribution to education and human development. Christine Hess Orthmann has been writing and researching in various aspects of criminal justice for more than twenty years. She is a co-author of numerous Cengage books, including COMMUNITY POLICING, POLICE OPERATIONS, and CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, among others. A reserve officer with the Rosemount (Minnesota) Police Department, she also is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology, the Text and Academic Authors Association, and the National Criminal Justice Honor Society (Alpha Phi Sigma). Orthmann holds a master of science degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati.
Table of Contents
Part I: THE EVOLUTION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. 1. A Brief History: The Evolution of Law and Our Criminal Justice System. 2. The American Quest for Freedom and Justice: Our Laws. 3. Crime in the United States--Offenses, Offenders and Victims. Part II: CONTEMPORARY LAW ENFORCEMENT. 4. Contemporary Policing: An Overview. 5. Patrol: The Backbone of Policing. 6. Specialized Roles of Police. 7. Policing after 9/11: Traditional, Community and Data-Driven Policing. Part III: CHALLENGES TO THE PROFESSION. 8. Policing within the Law. 9 Gangs and Drugs: Threats to Our National Security. 10. Terrorism and Homeland Security. 11. Issues Concerning Police Conduct. 12. Becoming a Law Enforcement Professional. Part IV: COURTS AND CORRECTIONS: LAW ENFORCEMENT'S PARTNERS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. 13. Courts. 14. Corrections. Appendixes. Glossary.