Description - Community-Oriented Policing by Willard M. Oliver
For courses in Police and Community Relations, Police and Society, Community-Oriented Policing and Special Topics in Policing and/or Criminal Justice. Meticulously researched, this text first defines the concept of community-oriented policing and then guides students through a systemic approach to both its principles and practices. Providing a desirable balance between theory and applications, it considers various interpretations of the overall philosophy and approach to community-oriented policing. The fourth edition includes over 70 additional references and has been streamlined to 15 chapters. There is more coverage of homeland security and recent federal budget cuts, in addition to the latest research and debate on the systemic approach to policing.
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Author Biography - Willard M. Oliver
Willard M. Oliver is an Associate Professor of Criminal justice at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. He is the editor of Community Policing: Classical Readings (Prentice-Hall, 2000) and the author of The Law and Order Presidency (Prentice-Hall, 2003). He has published in many journals including American Journal of Criminal Justice, Policing: An International Journal of Police Supervision and Management, Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, and Journal of Criminal Justice Education, as well as both the West Virginia Public Affairs Reporter and the West Virginia Criminal Justice Journal on the topic of community-oriented policing. He is the former Research and Evaluation Coordinator for the West Virginia Regional Community Policing Institute (RCPI) and is a former police officer.