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An Introduction to Policing

by John S. Dempsey Linda S. Forst

Aimed at students considering a career in law enforcement, this textbook offers an insider's look at the policing profession. Topics discussed include (for example) the organization of police departments, the representation of minorities in today's police forces, the role of computers in policing, and the debate surrounding community policing. Most chapters in the fourth edition feature a "Guest Lecture" by a practitioner addressing a key issue in law enforcement. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

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