ISBN-10:
1435488687
ISBN-13:
9781435488687
Pub. Date:
01/07/2010
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Community Policing: Partnerships for Problem Solving / Edition 6

Community Policing: Partnerships for Problem Solving / Edition 6

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Overview

With a strong focus on problem solving and community-police partnerships, this comprehensive book provides a practical, up-to-date guide to effective community policing. After a thorough introduction to the history and philosophy of the movement that has profoundly shaped modern police operations, the authors strongly emphasize practical strategies and essential skills to help you apply effective, real-world problem solving within your community. The seventh edition maintains this trusted book's proven strengths while introducing valuable updates and innovations, including new material on key trends and practices such as community and officer diversity, ethics and corruption, CompStat and hot-spot policing, and citizen oversight of police, as well as new features exploring the impact and importance of technology. Practical, engaging, and current, this one-of-a-kind text is also supported by a full range of supplemental learning tools, making it an indispensible resource aspiring and active law enforcement professionals alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435488687
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/07/2010
Edition description: Sixth Edition
Pages: 545
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Linda S. Miller is the former executive director of the Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute (UMCPI), as well as a former sergeant in the Bloomington, Minnesota, Police Department. She was with the department 22 years, serving as a patrol supervisor, crime prevention officer, patrol officer, and police dispatcher. Sergeant Miller has been a member of the Minnesota Peace and Police Officers Association, the International Police Association, the Midwest Gang Investigator's Association, the International Association of Women Police, and the Minnesota Association of Women Police, and she was a member of the People-to-People's Women in Law Enforcement Delegation to the Soviet Union in 1990. She is also a frequent presenter to community groups and an experienced instructor.


The late Kären Matison Hess, PhD, wrote extensively in law enforcement and criminal justice, gaining a respected reputation for the consistent pedagogical style around which she structured each textbook. She co-authored multiple editions of MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, JUVENILE JUSTICE, and INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE in addition to CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM; much of her work and influence remains unchanged in this new edition.


Christine H. Orthmann holds an M.S. in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati and has been writing and researching in various aspects of criminal justice for over 20 years. She is the co-author of numerous Cengage Learning textbooks, a former reserve officer with the Rosemount, Minnesota, Police Department, and 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).

Table of Contents

Part I: AN OVERVIEW. 1. The Evolution of Community Policing. 2. Inside Police Agencies: Understanding Mission and Culture. 3. Understanding and Involving the Community. 4. Problem Solving: Proactive Policing. 5. Implementing Community Policing. Part II: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS AND TRUST. 6. Communicating with a Diverse Population. 7. Building Partnerships: A Cornerstone of Community Policing. 8. Forming Partnerships with the Media. Part III: COMMUNITY POLICING IN THE FIELD: COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS. 9. Early Experiments in Crime Prevention and the Evolution of Community Policing Strategies. 10. Safe Neighborhoods and Communities: From Traffic Problems to Crime. 11. Community Policing and Drugs. 12. Bringing Youths into Community Policing. 13. The Challenge of Gangs: Controlling Their Destructive Force. 14. Understanding and Preventing Violence. 15. Understanding and Preventing Terrorism. 16. What Research Tells Us and a Look to the Future.

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