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To protect and serve : how to fix America's police / Norm Stamper.

Stamper, Norm (author.).

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Summary:

"American policing is in crisis. The last decade witnessed a vast increase in police aggression, misconduct, and militarization, along with a corresponding reduction in transparency and accountability. Nowhere is this more noticeable and painful than in African American and other ethnic minority communities. Racism-from raw, individualized versions to insidious systemic examples-appears to be on the rise in our police departments. Overall, our police officers have grown more and more alienated from the people they've been hired to serve. In To Protect and To Serve, Norm Stamper offers new insights into the conditions that have created this crisis, reminding us that police in a democratic society belong to the people-and not the other way around. To Protect and To Serve also delivers a revolutionary new model for American law enforcement: the community-based police department. It calls for citizen participation in all aspects of police operations: policymaking, program development, crime fighting and service delivery, entry-level and ongoing education and training, oversight of police conduct, and, especially relevant to today's challenges, joint community-police crisis management. Nothing will ever change until the system itself is radically restructured, and here Norm Stamper shows us how"--
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Lake County Main Library - Lakeview 363.20973 STAMPER (Text) 37620000864506 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 09/15/2016 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781568585406 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: xx, 309 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Nation Books, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-297) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"American policing is in crisis. The last decade witnessed a vast increase in police aggression, misconduct, and militarization, along with a corresponding reduction in transparency and accountability. Nowhere is this more noticeable and painful than in African American and other ethnic minority communities. Racism-from raw, individualized versions to insidious systemic examples-appears to be on the rise in our police departments. Overall, our police officers have grown more and more alienated from the people they've been hired to serve. In To Protect and To Serve, Norm Stamper offers new insights into the conditions that have created this crisis, reminding us that police in a democratic society belong to the people-and not the other way around. To Protect and To Serve also delivers a revolutionary new model for American law enforcement: the community-based police department. It calls for citizen participation in all aspects of police operations: policymaking, program development, crime fighting and service delivery, entry-level and ongoing education and training, oversight of police conduct, and, especially relevant to today's challenges, joint community-police crisis management. Nothing will ever change until the system itself is radically restructured, and here Norm Stamper shows us how"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Police > United States
Law enforcement > United States
Police misconduct > United States
Community policing > United States
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Law Enforcement.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights.

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