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Issues and Controversies in Policing Today

by Johnny Nhan Rowman and Littlefield
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Pbk 262 pages
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In each chapter of Issues and Controversies in Policing Today, author Johnny Nhan explores a provocative issue sure to spark classroom discussion. Grounding each topic in theory, recent published research, and practice, he focuses on providing students with an understanding of its underlying causes. Moreover, a theoretical arc contextualizes the issues historically, facilitating a clear view of the ever-changing policing landscape. Used as a stand-alone text or as a companion to other material, Issues and Controversies in Policing Today offers all readers valuable insight into policing’s current challenges and their origins.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: A Brief History of American Policing
Chapter 3: The Police Subculture
Chapter 4: Officer Selection and Training
Chapter 5 The Police Officer Experience and Changes to an Individual
Chapter 6 Police and the Media: The Myths and Realities of Police Work
Chapter 7: Police Brutality and Use of Force
Chapter 8: Racial Profiling
Chapter 9: The Politics of Police and Reducing Crime
Chapter 10: Career Stages and the Mental and Physical Toll of Police Work
Chapter 11: Women in Policing
Chapter 12: Racial Minority and LGBTQ Cops
Chapter 13: Community Policing and Contemporary Strategies
Chapter 14: Policing the New Age of Crime: Terrorism, Cyberspace, Whitecollar Crime
Chapter 15: The Police and Social Media
Chapter 16: Risk, Technology, Surveillance, and the Future of Policing
About the Author

Perhaps, at no point in the history and evolution of modern policing has the profession faced so many challenges in such a short span of time as has been evident in the early part of the twenty-first century. Johnny Nhan's work in Issues and Controversies in Policing Today is a bold and refreshing approach to the myriad challenges that face the police and society today, and allows the reader to see what works in policing, and more importantly, what does not. The material is presented in a conversational tone that promotes learning over memorization, and is an excellent choice for criminal justice related courses that attract a multidisciplinary audience.
Johnny Nhan, PhD, is an associate professor and criminal justice and Graduate Director for Texas Christian University. He is the author of Policing cyberspace: Structural and Cultural (2010); and he has written several articles on various areas of cybercrime, including policing, piracy, and legal issues for Corrections: Policy, Practice and Research, British Journal of Criminology, International Journal of Criminology & Sociological Theory, and many others. He was the lead developer in creating the Leadership, Executive and Administrative Development (LEAD) graduate certificate program at TCU that unites top police supervisors with academia to find solutions to timely issues facing law enforcement today. He is also a member of Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and American Society of Criminology.