In each chapter of Issues and Controversies in Policing Today, author Johnny Nhan explores a provocative issue sure to spark classroom discussion. Grounding each topic in theory, recent published research, and practice, he focuses on providing students with an understanding of its underlying causes. Moreover, a theoretical arc contextualizes the issues historically, facilitating a clear view of the ever-changing policing landscape. Used as a stand-alone text or as a companion to other material, Issues and Controversies in Policing Today offers all readers valuable insight into policing's current challenges and their origins.
About the Author: Johnny Nhan, PhD, is an associate professor and criminal justice and Graduate Director for Texas Christian University. He is the author of Policing cyberspace: Structural and Cultural (2010); and he has written several articles on various areas of cybercrime, including policing, piracy, and legal issues for Corrections: Policy, Practice and Research, British Journal of Criminology, International Journal of Criminology & Sociological Theory, and many others. He was the lead developer in creating the Leadership, Executive and Administrative Development (LEAD) graduate certificate program at TCU that unites top police supervisors with academia to find solutions to timely issues facing law enforcement today. He is also a member of Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and American Society of Criminology.