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Community Policing: Partnerships for Problem Solving [Hardcover]

Linda S. Miller , Kären M. Hess , Christine M.H. Orthmann
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January 7, 2010 1435488687 978-1435488687 6
Applied and approachable! With Miller and Hess's community policing text, you'll learn the basics of today's policing environment, while focusing on the essential elements of success: problem solving, community/police collaboration, and partnerships. Hear from an active police officer in the new "On the Beat" feature. The exciting "Ideas in Practice" feature, which spotlights innovative community policing initiatives from around the country, shows you where peoples' hope and determination have created a path toward a better life might even prompt you to think of new ways to serve your community and make a difference.

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SECTION I: AN OVERVIEW 1. The Evolution of Community Policing. 2. Inside Police Agencies: Understanding Mission and Culture. 3. Understanding and Involving the Community. 4. Problem Solving: Proactive Policing. 5. Implementing Community Policing. SECTION II: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS AND TRUST. 6. Communicating with a Diverse Population. 7. Building Partnerships: A Cornerstone of Community Policing. 8. Forming Partnerships with the Media. SECTION III: COMMUNITY POLICING IN THE FIELD: COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS. 9. Early Experiments in Crime Prevention and the Evolution of Community Policing Strategies. 10. Safe Neighborhoods and Communities: From Traffic Problems to Crime. 11. Community Policing and Drugs. 12. Bringing Youths into Community Policing. 13. The Challenge of Gangs: Controlling Their Destructive Force. 14. Understanding and Preventing Violence. 15. Understanding and Preventing Terrorism. 16. What Research Tells Us and a Look to the Future.

About the Author

Linda S. Miller is the former executive director of the Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute (UMCPI), as well as a former sergeant in the Bloomington (Minnesota) Police Department. She was with the department 22 years, serving as a patrol supervisor, crime prevention officer, patrol officer, and police dispatcher. Sergeant Miller has been a member of the Minnesota Peace and Police Officers Association, the International Police Association, the Midwest Gang Investigator's Association, the International Association of Women Police, and the Minnesota Association of Women Police, and she was a member of the People-to-People's Women in Law Enforcement Delegation to the Soviet Union in 1990. She is also a frequent presenter to community groups and an experienced instructor.

Kären Matison Hess, PhD (d. 2010), was an instructor at Normandale Community College (Bloomington, MN) who crafted a line of enduring, practical textbooks in the fields of law enforcement and criminal justice that include Criminal Investigation (10th edition), Criminal Procedure; Corrections in the Twenty-First Century: A Practical Approach; Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (9th edition); Introduction to Private Security (5th edition); Juvenile Justice (5th edition); Management and Supervision in Law Enforcement (4th edition); Community Policing: Partnerships for Problem Solving (5th edition); and Careers in Criminal Justice: From Internship to Promotion (6th edition). She was a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA), the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and the Textbook and Academic Author's Association (TAA). In 2006, Dr. Hess was honored by the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development at the school's 100-year anniversary as one of 100 alumni who have made a significant contribution to education and human development.

Christine Hess Orthmann has been writing and researching in various aspects of criminal justice for more than 20 years. She is a co-author of numerous Cengage books, including CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, JUVENILE JUSTICE, MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, and POLICE OPERATIONS, as well as a major contributor to INTRODUCTION TO PRIVATE SECURITY and CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND RELATED FIELDS: FROM INTERNSHIP TO PROMOTION. A reserve officer with the Rosemount (Minnesota) Police Department, she is also a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology, the Text and Academic Authors Association, and the National Criminal Justice Honor Society (Alpha Phi Sigma). Orthmann holds a master of science degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 6 edition (January 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1435488687
  • ISBN-13: 978-1435488687
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 8.3 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Garbage June 18, 2014
This was on the assigned reading list for our sergeant's exam. I couldn't get past the first chapter. What a bunch of garbage. If you like to buy into propaganda, you'll love this book.

I wonder what kind of kick back the testing company gets for drumming up sales for a book no one would ever buy otherwise?
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5.0 out of 5 stars straight a March 15, 2014
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I'm using this in my class in colllege and am getting straight As. Easy to read and study for tests
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4.0 out of 5 stars Thumbs up October 6, 2013
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Awesome product for the money! I received the book fairly quick. Only paid under $3 for book so it was an excellent deal overall!
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3.0 out of 5 stars As exciting as a textbook can be. August 3, 2013
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I was required to read this book. Having said that, I believe that the material is laid out in a satisfactory manner.
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This is a comprehensive but well organized for learning text book. The authors include a former police sergeant who has adopted Community Policing as a cause to be continued, and educators who have lent their expertese to the study and development of this approach to law enforcement. Community Policing,as the book is quick to point out, is as old as the concept of policing. In 1653, in the Dutch colony on Manhattan Island, a roster of citizens was used, whereby male citizens would be called upon to engage in a "night watch" assigned to various areas identified by numbers. A drummer would be available for relaying a patrol area number by beating the drum to alert others to come to the aid of the officer as backup. Over the years, citizens began to hire proxies to take their turn at the watch, and professional policing came to be. The language of police still includes the terms "watch" and "beat", and the quarter staffs used by the early colonists as basic control weapons have evolved slightly into the modern police baton. The book notes that the complexity of our society's development, the laws, and the evolution of various different communities has tended to isolate those communities from each other and all from the police. Community policing is one strategy designed to bring the communities and the police together to determine, by mutual understanding and cooperation in maintaining the peace in the greater community. The text includes numerous innovations and approaches employed by police departments all over the nation. Read more ›
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