Back to skip links

Additional product details

eText: 
ISBN-13 9781285307220ISBN-10 1285307224
Print: 
ISBN-10 1133594700ISBN-13 9781133594703
Author(s): Dempsey/Forst
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 624
Description

Discover the challenges, excitement and rewards of law enforcement today with AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING, 7th edition. Written by law enforcement veterans with extensive experience in all areas of policing, this engaging, comprehensive book blends practical information with pertinent theory. The authors examine today's most current issues, policing techniques and industry trends, including homeland security, recent terrorism incidents, recent advances in policing technology, the controversial Secure Communities Program by DHS, ATF's Fast and Furious gun program, and more.

Readers find the latest practitioner research as well as the most current applications, statistics, court cases and information on law enforcement careers. This edition features increased coverage of small and rural departments, while extensive examples from small and large police departments throughout the world and essays from respected law enforcement practioners delve into crucial policing issues and challenges. AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING, 7th edition, is an essential read for anyone considering a career in law enforcement today.

Three Ways to Study
with eTextbooks!

  • Read online from your computer or mobile device.
  • Read offline on select browsers and devices when the internet won't be available.
  • Print pages to fit your needs.

CourseSmart eTextbooks let you study the best way – your way.