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Contemporary Policing: Controversies, Challenges, and Solutions

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Quint C. Thurman, Jihong Zhao
Date Published
398 pages
The primary purpose of this book is to provide an up-to-date perspective on contemporary policing and emergent issues.
Focusing on current policing models and concepts, as well as controversial topics and issues, this compilation provides a thorough look at modern policing and the core issues facing law enforcement. Comprised of 30 articles, written by leading experts, this anthology covers: 1) New developments with respect to rethinking the role of the police in American society; 2) Specific programs for controlling crime and disorder; 3) Issues related to the management of police departments; 4) Policings "external" environment; 5) Innovations in the field; 6) Police misconduct and issues related to police ethics; and 7) Different perspectives on the future of policing.