The Police in America: An Introduction

The Police in America: An Introduction

Samuel Walker, Charles M Katz Assistant Professor Ph.D.
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  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 8 edition (October 03, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0078026547
  • EAN: 9780078026546
  • Item Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds

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The Police in America provides a comprehensive introduction to the foundations of policing in the United States today. Descriptive and analytical, the text is designed to offer undergraduate students a balanced and up-to-date overview of who the police are and what they do, the problems they face, and the many reforms and innovations that have taken place in policing. Using timely articles and excerpts, the authors take readers beyond the headlines and statistics to present a comprehensive and contemporary overview of what it means to be a police officer.

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