Community policing is a philosophy and organizational strategy that expands the traditional police mandate of fighting crime to include forming partnerships with citizenry that endorse mutual support and participation. The first textbook of its kind, Community Policing: A Contemporary Perspective delineates this progressive approach, combining the accrued wisdom and experience of its established authors with the latest research based insights to help students apply what is on the page to the world beyond. ‘Spotlight on Community Policing Practice’ sections feature real-life community policing programs in various cities, and problem-solving case studies cover special topics. The text has been revised throughout to include the most current developments in the field such as how the current climate of suspicion associated with terrorism threats affects the trust so necessary for community policing, and how the newest technologies can be harnessed to facilitate police interactions with citizens. Additionally, the book now explores the fragmentation of authority and emphasizes the importance of partnerships among the numerous law enforcement agencies, government agencies, and private social service agencies.
- Community policing expands the police mandate beyond fighting crime to include solving community problems in partnership with citizens.
- New edition is updated and revised, and has new coverage of: community policing, terrorism, and homeland security; community policing and technology; and community policing and the fragmentation of authority.
- Study aids in the book include key concepts, learning objectives, chapter summaries, and discussion questions. Online study aids include self-quizzing, topic-specific case studies that help students turn theory into practice.
- Instructor aids include customizable lesson plans that connect chapter-based learning objectives to specific resources, text bank, powerpoint lecture slides, video clips of authors summarizing each chapter, and links to additional video and online resources.
From the Back Cover
This definitive text provides a modern-day perspective on the evolving partnership between police and citizens in solving community problems. * Each chapter contains learning objectives, key terms, and discussion questions that encourage comprehension * Video and Internet links provide additional coverage of topics discussed throughout the text. * Includes a Ten Principles of Community Policing addendum. Community policing is a philosophy and organizational strategy that expands the traditional police mandate of fighting crime to include forming partnerships with citizenry and endorsing mutual support and participation.Community Policing: A Contemporary Perspectiveintroduces students to this progressive approach, and has now been revised throughout to include the most current developments in the field such as how the current climate of suspicion associated with terrorism threats affects the trust so necessary for community policing, and how the newest technologies can be harnessed to facilitate police interactions with citizens. Additionally, the text now explores the fragmentation of authority and emphasizes the importance of partnerships among the numerous law enforcement agencies, government agencies, and private social service agencies.
About the Author
Victor E. Kappeler is Chair and Foundation Professor of Criminal Justice and Police Studies at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. He received his Ph.D. from Sam Houston State University. He has published a number of books and articles in the areas of police liability, police deviance and ethics, the media and crime, community policing, and police and society. His current interests include the social construction of crime, ideology and crime, and crime and popular culture. Among many other honors, Kappeler received the 2006 Cabinet for Justice and Public Safety Award for Academic Excellence and the 2005 Outstanding Criminal Justice Alumnus Award from Sam Houston State University, where he earned his doctoral degree.
Dr. Gaines is professor and chair of the Criminal Justice Department. He has considerable law enforcement experience with the Kentucky State Police and the Lexington, Kentucky Police Department. He served as the Executive Director of the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police for 14 years and has consulted with a variety of police agencies in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia, and California.
Dr. Gaines has served as Secretary Treasurer and President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. In 1991, he received the Founders Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and in 1995, he received the Outstanding Educator Award from the Southern Criminal Justice Association and the Outstanding Service Award from the Police Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. From 1984 to 1992, he served as the Kentucky representative to the States’ Association of Chiefs of Police, and in 1997, he was appointed to the Kentucky Attorney General’s Task Force on Prescription Drug Diversion. He currently serves on the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Academy Advisory Council and the San Bernardino County Public Safety Training & Education Committee. In 2001, he served as a member of the California POST Committee that developed police training curricula for racial profiling.
Product Details :
- Series: Community Policing
- Paperback: 576 pages
- Publisher: Anderson; 6 edition (January 19, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1455728500
- ISBN-13: 978-1455728503
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.4 x 1.1 inches