An Introduction to Policing 7e
ISBN-13: 9781133594703 / ISBN-10: 1133594700
Introduce students to the challenges, excitement and rewards of law enforcement today with Dempsey and Forst's AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING, 7th edition. Written by law enforcement veterans with extensive first-hand experience in all areas of policing, this engaging, comprehensive book blends practical information with pertinent theory. The authors examine today's most current issues and topics, including homeland security, recent terrorism incidents, the controversial Secure Communities Program by DHS, ATF's Fast and Furious gun program, the latest advances in policing technology, and more.
PART I: POLICE HISTORY AND ORGANIZATION.
1. Police History.
2. Organizing Public Security in the United States.
3. Organizing the Police Department.
PART II: THE PERSONAL SIDE OF POLICING.
4. Becoming a Police Officer.
5. The Police Role and Police Discretion.
6. Police Culture, Personality, and Police Stress.
7. Minorities in Policing.
8. Police Ethics and Police Deviance.
PART III: POLICE OPERATIONS.
9. Patrol Operations.
11. Police and the Public.
12.Police and Their Clients.
13. Police and the Law.
PART IV: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN POLICING.
14. Computers, Technology, and Criminalistics in Policing.
15. Homeland Security.
The authors blend extensive policing experience with sound academic grounding to produce a very readable text that is comprehensive in coverage and well researched contributing to both knowledge and understanding of the system of American policing.
I think the ability of the authors to humanize the police role is what distinguishes it from the competition. This text will really make students think about whether they want to take on this role, instead of letting them jump to conclusions about what the life is like.
[The text is] is exhaustive (in content) – but not exhausting (to read!)
John S. Dempsey
John S. Dempsey is Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice at State University of New York (SUNY), Suffolk County Community College. He also teaches criminal justice and public administration courses at SUNY, Empire State College, where he serves as a mentor for ranking members of law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. Mr. Dempsey was a member of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) from 1964 until 1988, serving as a police officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain. He focused on both patrol and investigations. He received seven citations for meritorious and excellent police duty. After retiring from the NYPD, he served as Professor of Criminal Justice at Suffolk County Community College, where he received the college's prestigious "Who Made a Difference Award" for his teaching and work with students. Mr. Dempsey lectures throughout the country on policing and criminal justice issues and is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), ASIS International, the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (NEACJS), and the Criminal Justice Educators Association of New York State (CJEANYS). He has received the Outstanding Contributor Award from the ACJS Community College Section and the Fellows Award from the NEAJS. Mr. Dempsey has written several books on policing and security. He received his Associate of Arts Degree and his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Behavioral Science from the City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, his Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Long Island University, and his Master's Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University, the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Linda S. Forst
Linda S. Forst is a professor of criminal justice at Shoreline Community College in Seattle, Washington, where she also serves on the Board of Law Enforcement Training Standards and Education for the State of Washington. Ms. Forst is a retired police captain from the Boca Raton (Florida) Police Services Department, where she served as a patrol officer, investigator, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain. She spent most of her career in patrol, but also worked in investigations, professional standards, training, hiring, and support services. Ms. Forst was the department's first female field training officer, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain. Ms. Forst has extensive training in accident investigation, domestic violence, sexual violence, community policing, and police management. She received numerous commendations during her career and earned numerous gold medals from the state and International Police Olympics. She also served on the board of directors for a local battered women's shelter for many years. An author of numerous magazine, journal, and newspaper publications, Ms. Forst regularly presents at conferences and to community groups. She has written several popular books on policing. Ms. Forst earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice, her Master's Degree in Community College Education, and her Doctorate Degree in Adult Education from Florida Atlantic University. She is a graduate of University of Louisville's Sex Crime Investigation School and Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command. Ms. Forst is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC), and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and has instructed for Northwestern's School of Police Staff and Command as well as Palm Beach Community College and Florida Atlantic University.