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Introduction to Policing

The Pillar of Democracy

M.R. (Maki) Haberfeld, Charles Lieberman, Amber Horning
eISBN-13: 9781531005733

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Introduction to Policing: The Pillar of Democracy is an introductory textbook focused on the underlying reasons why policing is conducted the way it is, why police officers police the society in the manner they do, and, finally, why law enforcement is perceived and criticized by the public the way it is. As indicated in the title, the book weaves the themes of democratic principles into the chapters. Through addressing the basic blocks of fair and professional policing, the understanding of democracy from the prism of certain police actions or inactions becomes comprehensible from a very pragmatic perspective. Other introductory policing textbooks simply concentrate on the functions of policing or on the processes that cause officers to feel the way they do, but without explanations of police functions in democratic societies.

Sold By Carolina Academic Press
ISBNs 9781611634617, 161163461X, 9781531005733, 153100573X
Language English