Synopses & Reviews
This introductory text covers all major areas of police operations with a focus on community-oriented and problem-oriented policing, which reflects the current direction of progressive police departments. Providing a comprehensive presentation of police operations, the authors incorporate the latest research on patrol techniques, cultural diversity, and changes in police administration policy. The text goes beyond the traditional focus on the patrol function of policing, but is still geared towards the student pursuing a career in law enforcement. Known for solid coverage of basic policing principles and practices, this text is one of the few texts in this market intended purely for the police operations course, and not for a combination of introduction to law enforcement and police operations courses. Wrobleski brings a practical and professional knowledge with a practitioner's point of view, while Hess brings her experience of over 25 years of developing instructional products.
Now in its 5th edition, POLICE OPERATIONS: THEORY AND PRACTICE provides readers with the same solid, comprehensive presentation of basic policing principles and practices that previous editions are known for, while also including the latest research on patrol techniques, cultural diversity, and changes in police administration policy to reflect the current trends and direction of progressive police departments.
This introductory book will establish a solid foundation in all of the major areas of police operations, with a focus on community-oriented and problem-oriented policing that reflects the current direction of progressive police departments. Now in its 5th edition, POLICE OPERATIONS: THEORY AND PRACTICE offers the same solid, comprehensive presentation of basic policing principles and practices that previous editions are known for, while also including the latest research on patrol techniques, cultural diversity, and changes in police administration policy. With an author team that combines extensive practical and professional knowledge with strong experience in the development of instructional materials, this book is an ideal resource for anyone who plans to pursue a career in law enforcement.
About the Author
Kären Matison Hess, PhD (d. 2010), was an instructor at Normandale Community College (Bloomington, MN) who crafted a line of enduring, practical textbooks in the fields of law enforcement and criminal justice that include Criminal Investigation (10th edition), Criminal Procedure; Corrections in the Twenty-First Century: A Practical Approach; Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (9th edition); Introduction to Private Security (5th edition); Juvenile Justice (5th edition); Management and Supervision in Law Enforcement (4th edition); Community Policing: Partnerships for Problem Solving (5th edition); and Careers in Criminal Justice: From Internship to Promotion (6th edition). 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 over twenty years. She is a co-author of numerous Cengage books, including COMMUNITY POLICING: PARTNERSHIPS FOR PROBLEM SOLVING (6th edition), CORRECTIONS FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION (9th edition), and POLICE OPERATIONS (5th edition), as well as a major contributor to CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (5th edition), INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE (9th edition), INTRODUCTION TO PRIVATE SECURITY (5th edition), JUVENILE JUSTICE (5th edition), and CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND RELATED FIELDS: FROM INTERNSHIP TO PROMOTION (6th edition). She is 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), and is a reserve officer with the Rosemount (Minnesota) Police Department. Christine Hess Orthmann has a Master of Science Degree 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 currently holds the rank of Sergeant with the Rosemount (Minnesota) Police Department. Sgt. 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. Sgt. Cho co-authored POLICE OPERATIONS and was a featured profile contributor in INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT and CRIMINAL JUSTICE. Sgt. Cho was a content contributor to INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT and CRIMINAL JUSTICE, POLICE OPERATIONS, and CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. Sgt. Cho has also been published in the Minnesota Police Journal.
Table of Contents
SECTION 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. SECTION 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: Securing Our Homeland. SECTION III: SPECIALIZED POLICE OPERATIONS. 10. Criminal Investigation. 11. Responding to Children and Juveniles: Our Nation's Future. 12. Gangs and Drugs: Two National Threats. SECTION 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?