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Community Policing: A Contemporary Perspective

2.4 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
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ISBN-10: 0870848755
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About the Author

Victor E. Kappeler, a former police officer, is a Foundation Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University. He is recognized as a leading scholar in such fields as policing, media, and the social construction of crime, and police civil liability, among other related fields. Dr. Kappeler continues to provide in-service training for police officers and is well published in professional areas of policing. Among many other honors, Kappeler received the 2006 Cabinet for Justice and Public Safety Award for Academic Excellence and the 2005 Outstanding Criminal Justice Alumnus Award from Sam Houston State University, where he earned his doctoral degree, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Criminology's Division on Critical Criminology.

Larry K. Gaines is professor and chair of the Criminal Justice Department at California State University-San Bernardino. He served as the Executive Director of the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police for 14 years and has consulted with a variety of police agencies in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia, and California. Dr. Gaines has served as Secretary Treasurer and President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He has received many awards, including the Founders Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the Outstanding Educator Award from the Southern Criminal Justice Association, and the Outstanding Service Award from the Police Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. In 2001, he served as a member of the California POST Committee that developed police training curricula for racial profiling. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 460 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (January 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870848755
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870848759
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,359,118 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book was required reading for a police promotional exam. This is another example of those who can, do and those who can't, teach. The author is a college professor with many designations after his name. Unfortunately the missing designation is "police officer". Obviously the author has never had to confront a suspect who wanted to trade punches just to see who was tougher. I am sure he never had to make a split second decision that had profound consequences on someone's life.

For whatever reason, this book was on the reading list for the promotional exam...so I read it. It has no value at all...

Good luck with your exam.

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It is a good book for the course we are taking. However the professor is making us memorize all the long bullet points in the text. Very interesting.
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By Rob on January 3, 2016
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Great condition. Book was very useful for my studies. Definitely will use again. Received quickly.
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If the rating system would have allowed for 0 stars, that would be the rating. This book was required reading for my Sergeant promotional exam. As for content, the book actually said that officers should not arrest the drug dealers, but should work with them and help them find a job at McDonald's. More crap ideas follow. I realize that you're probably going to buy and read the book anyway because other agencies have been duped into using it for promotional exams. I just wanted to prepare you for the BS that you are about to be subjected to.

Also, the publisher/editor of this book needs to do some serious proofreading. I found over 70 errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Most of these should have been caught by simple spell check.
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