Policing in America
A Reference HandbookBook - 2008
This book maps the development of modern policing--both theory and practice--from humans' first efforts at social control, through the British roots of modern policing, to the unique institution of American policing today.
* A glossary of standard policing terms, such as "blue curtain," "police subculture," "stakeout," and "forensics," allows the reader to better acquaint themselves with the law enforcement world
* A detailed list of associations and organizations in the field points readers to sources of further information