AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING, 6th edition, gives readers a real world introduction to policing. The authors of this book are veterans of law enforcement with extensive experience in all areas of policing. Their insight provides a solid blend of practical information and theory, with an emphasis on current issues and topics, like Homeland Security. This book contains the latest in academic and practitioner research, as well as the latest applications, statistics, court cases and information on careers. Readers will also find such important current topics as economic and budget issues and their impact on police hiring and staffing, the nationwide efforts to combat "distracted driving", and the "sovereign citizens" movement. The latest advances in technology are also covered from mobile fingerprint reading devices to computer and digital forensics. AN INTRODUCTION TO POLICING, 6th edition, is a "must read" for anyone considering a career in law enforcement.