An Introduction to Policing

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Authors : John S. Dempsey; Linda S. Forst


704 Pages  Paperback 

6th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2010, 2008, 1999

©2012 , Published


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AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING, 6th edition, gives your students a real world introduction to policing. The authors of this book are veterans of law enforcement with extensive experience in all areas of policing. Their insight provides your students with a solid blend of practical information and theor... more


"Guest Lectures" written by practitioners in the field on special areas of interest, including the border patrol and the impact of Homeland Security on small-town forces.

"You Are There" invites readers into detailed examinations of historical policing events.

"On the Job" draws on the experience ... more

New to this Edition

Eliminates the topic of private security to focus more on other critical issues in law enforcement.

Contains completely updated references and statistics.

Expanded discussions of current topics including economic and budget issues and their impact on police hiring and staffing; the nationwide effo... more