Cutting-edge. Authoritative. Comprehensive. Dunham and Alpert's latest edition of this popular collection offers readers a comprehensive profile of law enforcement from well-respected scholars and practitioners. Thirty-eight selections--including twelve that are new or updated for this edition--provide a balanced, accessible cross-section of information crucial for today's law enforcement officials. The topics hold readers' interest, stimulate discussion, and provide keen insight into current trends. Highly regarded through three previous editions, this anthology provides greater depth and insight than possible in a general text. Both students of policing and members of the police community will gain a better understanding of the variety and complexity of the issues that exist in law enforcement. A complete index aids readers in retrieving information quickly.