Discussion 1: Journal Article Review

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Select one of the most useful articles featured in your annotated bibliography, and provide a brief summary of the main points of the article along with a description of how this article pertains to your topic. Include one paraphrase and one quote from your article, using proper APA style for each.

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Dempsey, John S. An Introduction to Policing. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Pub., 1999.

Written by law enforcement veterans with extensive first-hand experience in all areas of policing, this engaging, comprehensive book blends practical information with pertinent theory. The authors examine today’s most current issues and topics, including homeland security, recent terrorism incidents, the controversial Secure Communities Program by DHS, Specialized Policing Responses to individuals with mental illness, advances in policing technology, and more. Readers find the latest in academic and practitioner research as well as the most current applications, statistics, court cases, and information on law enforcement careers, all introduced through memorable learning features. The book also discusses small and rural departments while maintaining critical foundational coverage students need to fully understand who police are, what they do, and how they do it. Extensive examples from police departments throughout the nation and world as well as essays from respected law enforcement veterans offer insights into crucial law enforcement issues and challenges. An introduction to policing is an essential read for anyone considering a career in law enforcement today.