Introduction to Policing

Perceptions Versus Reality (First Edition)
Chernoh Wurie
©2020, 280 pages

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    Introduction to Policing: Perceptions Versus Reality provides students with a comprehensive and insightful overview of the policing profession. The text combines scholarly research and real-world accounts from the author’s personal experience as a police officer to provide a balanced and authentic look into the everyday realities of the law enforcement profession.

    The opening chapter explores the history and evolution of policing, detailing key players and significant eras that have advanced the profession. Later chapters outline historical and contemporary perceptions of policing, including common viewpoints from specific populations and the efforts many organizations have undertaken to rebuild trust and positive perception in the police. Students learn about the requirements and process for becoming a police officer, the basics of law enforcement administration, and how police organizations interact with homeland security. Dedicated chapters cover community policing, police culture, dishonesty and deviance within the force, and how the evolution of technology has impacted modern law enforcement policies and procedures. The text closes with chapters that discuss legal procedures, professionalism, and future initiatives.

    Equal parts academic and engaging, Introduction to Policing is an ideal resource for foundational courses in criminal justice, law enforcement, and policing.

    Chernoh Wurie is a respected law enforcement expert, veteran of the Prince William County (VA) Police Department, and criminal justice professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he was awarded the Excellence in Faculty Mentorship Award in 2018. He completed his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at Radford University and his master’s and Ph.D. in public administration with a concentration in public safety at Walden University. Dr. Wurie’s unique background as a refugee, Black man, and law enforcement professional give him the ability to bridge divisions and find common ground in the national conversation about the role of police in our communities.
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