The Police in a Free Society: Safeguarding Rights While Enforcing the Law, 1st Edition

  • Todd Douglas
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  • ISBN-10: 144085291X
  • ISBN-13: 9781440852916
  • DDC: 363.209732
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 291 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released January 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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An unprecedented look at the evolution of American police from filling their intended role as peacekeepers and guardians of citizen rights to calling themselves—and acting primarily as—"law enforcement officers."

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Paradox of Policing a Free Society.
2: The Evolution of the Modern Police Force.
3: From Neighborhood Patrolman to Law Enforcement Officer.
4: The Consequences of Eroding Respect.
5: The Police and Racial Conflict in America.
6: The Police as the Face of the Law.
7: Training the Police for Service Instead of Enforcement.
8: Police Legitimacy and Public Relations.
9: Handling Officers Who Abuse the Public Trust.
10: The Police Force the Public Deserves.
About the Author.