Policing in America

Policing in America

A Reference Handbook

Book - 2008
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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

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2008.
ISBN: 9781598840438
Branch Call Number: 363.20973
Characteristics: xxii, 327 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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