An Introduction to Policing

Cover image of product

Authors : John S. Dempsey; Linda S. Forst


624 Pages  Paperback 

8th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2014, 2012, 2010

©2016 , Published


Learn More

Introduce students to the challenges, excitement, and rewards of law enforcement today with Dempsey and Forst's AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING, 8th Edition. Written by law enforcement veterans with extensive first-hand experience in all areas of policing, this engaging, comprehensive book blends practi... more


You Are There features bring readers into the center of significant historic and current events. These engaging features invite readers into detailed examinations of historical and current policing events and their impact on the field of law enforcement.

On the Job features provide realistic insigh... more

New to this Edition

Guest Lectures from professionals in the field have been expanded from the previous edition and now appear in every chapter, giving insight on up-to-the-minute policing issues and events such as human trafficking (Chapter 5) and the law enforcement response to Sandy Hook (Chapter 10).

Chapter 14, "... more

Best Buy / Other Popular Packages
Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Cengage Learning representative for more information.

Bundle: An Introduction to Policing, 8th Student Edition + MindTap (1-year access)


Digital Bundle: An Introduction to Policing, 8th MindTap + VitalSource™ eBook (6-year access)