Book review Critical Issues in Policing: Contemporary Readings


Critical Issues in Policing: Contemporary Readings, Seventh Edition: 7th Edition
ISBN-13: 978-1478622871, ISBN-10: 9781478622871
Author: Roger G. Dunham
Author: Geoffrey P. Alpert
Item Weight 1.9 pounds
Paperback 630 pages
ISBN-10 9781478622871
ISBN-13 978-1478622871
Product Dimensions 6 x 1.25 x 8.75 inches
Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 10Reviews
Publisher Waveland Press, Inc.; 7th Edition (February 19, 2015)
Language: English
ASIN 1478622873
Best Sellers Rank #165,897 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
#361 in Law Enforcement Politics
#363 in Law Enforcement (Books)
#1,089 in Political
Product Description
The Seventh Edition of Critical Issues in Policing includes many new and updated contributions that offer fresh perspectives and research on the most current trends in policing. The entire collection of 34 articles, carefully chosen for their broad application, sharpens readers’ sense and understanding of the complexities of police work. Styles of policing, uses of technology, and roles played by citizens in determining a proper measure of performance in law enforcement are among the essential topics addressed.
Comprehensive and fair, Critical Issues in Policing provides ready access to the brightest and best minds in the field of policing, encouraging readers to hold police accountable for specific goals, tasks, and objectives and to work in concert with citizens to promote secure communities.
Titles of related interest from Waveland Press: Alpert et al., Policing: Continuity and Change, Second Edition (ISBN 9781478611462); Barlow-Barlow, Police in a Multicultural Society: An American Story (ISBN 9781577661290); Kappeler et al., Forces of Deviance: Understanding the Dark Side of Policing, Second Edition (ISBN 9780881339833); Katz-Maguire, Transforming the Police: Thirteen Key Reforms (ISBN 9781478639985); and Miller et al., Human Relations & Police Work, Sixth Edition (ISBN 9781577666516).
“Suitable for graduate and undergraduate courses, this text is one of the most comprehensive collections of work on policing available.” –Roger Guy, University of North Carolina, Pembroke
“I have been a police officer for over thirty years. This book covers all major aspects of policing.” –Steven J. Spingola, Gateway Technical College
“A great collection. The diversity of the topics allows the instructor to use a single resource to transition in topic selection as the course progresses.” –John Colautti, Fitchburg State University

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