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John L. Worrall is professor of criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). A Seattle native, both his M.A. (criminal justice) and Ph.D. (political science) are from Washington State University, where he graduated in 1999 From 1999 to 2006, he was a member of the criminal justice faculty at California State University, San Bernardino. He joined UTD in the fall of 2006.
Dr. Worrall has published articles and book chapters on topics ranging from legal issues in policing to crime measurement. He is also the author or coauthor of numerous textbooks, including Introduction to Criminal Justice (with Larry J. Siegel, 16th ed., Cengage, 2018) and Criminal Procedure: From First Contact to Appeal (5th ed., Pearson, 2015). He is also editor of the journal Police Quarterly.
Frank Schmalleger, PhD, holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Ohio State University, having earned both a master’s (1970) and a doctorate (1974) in sociology with a special emphasis in criminology from Ohio State University. From 1976 to 1994, he taught criminal justice courses at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. For the last 16 of those years, he chaired the university’s Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice. In 1991, he was awarded the title Distinguished Professor, and the university named him professor emeritus in 2001.
Dr. Schmalleger is the author of numerous articles and many books, including the widely used Criminal Justice Today (Prentice Hall, 2017), Criminology Today (Prentice Hall, 2018), Criminal Law Today (Prentice Hall, 2016), and The Definitive Guide to Criminal Justice and Criminology on the World Wide Web (Prentice Hall, 2009). He is also founding editor of the journal Criminal Justice Studies. He has served as editor for the Prentice Hall series Criminal Justice in the Twenty-First Century and as imprint adviser for Greenwood Publishing Group’s criminal justice reference series.
Part 1: Foundations
1. Origins and Evolution of American Policing
2. Policing in the American Context
3. Law Enforcement Agencies and Their Organization
Part 2: A Career in Policing
4. Becoming a Cop
5. Police Subculture
6. Police Discretion and Behavior
Part 3: On the Job
7. Core Police Functions
8. Community Policing and Community Involvement
9. Policing in the Modern Era
Part 4: Legal Issues
10. Policing and the Law
11. Civil Liability and Accountability
Part 5: Challenges
12. Deviance, Ethics, and Professionalism
13. The Use of Force