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Introduction to Law Enforcement

1st Edition

By David H. McElreath

CRC Press

479 pages

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pub: 2013-02-26
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Modern perspectives of law enforcement are both complex and diverse. They integrate management and statistical analysis functions, public and business administration functions, and applications of psychology, natural science, physical fitness, and marksmanship. They also assimilate theories of education, organizational behavior, economics, law and

Table of Contents

Crime in the United States. The History of Law Enforcement in the United States. Local and Trubal Enforcement in the United States. State Law Enforcement in the United States. Federal and International Law Enforcement. Private Enforcement. Ethics. Types of Policing. Patrol Types and Specialized Assignments. Investigation. Forensic Science. After Arrest � Taking the Case to Court. Law Enforcement Under the United States Constitution. Administration and Leadership � Community Support, Recruitment, Selection, Training and Retention. The Future of Law Enformcement and Its Changing Role.

About the Author

David H. McElreath, Ph.D., is a professor and former chair of the Department of Legal Studies at The University of Mississippi. He is a former police officer and retired United States Marine Corps Colonel. He has served as a consultant, including working on projects for the United States Department of State. He is the author of numerous publications on the criminal justice and homeland security systems. He and his wife Leisa live in Mississippi

Daniel Adrian Doss, Ph.D., has served as assistant professor, College of Business Administration, University of West Alabama; assistant professor, Belhaven College; adjunct assistant professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; and chair of graduate business and management, University of Phoenix (Memphis). His professional career has consisted of software engineering and analytical positions in both the defense and commercial industries.

Carl J. Jensen III, Ph.D., is the director of The University of Mississippi?s (UM) Center for Intelligence and Security Studies. He also is a member of UM?s Department of Legal Studies and works in an adjunct capacity as a senior behavioral scientist with the RAND Corporation. Dr. Jensen was a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for 22 years. His FBI career included service as a field agent, a forensic examiner in the FBI Laboratory, and an instructor and assistant chief of the Behavioral Science Unit.

Michael Wigginton, Ph.D., has worked as assistant professor of Criminal Justice and director of The University of Mississippi Master of Criminal Justice Executive Cohort Program, Department of Legal Studies, at The University of Mississippi. He is the author of numerous publications on the criminal justice system.

Ralph Kennedy, M.Ed., has served as an instructor of criminal justice at The University of Mississi

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW / Forensic Science