The police in a free society : safeguarding rights while enforcing the law

Douglas, Todd, author
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  • Creator Todd Douglas
  • Format Books
  • Publication Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2017]
  • Physical Details
    • xi, 291 pages ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 1440852901, 9781440852909
  • OCLC ocn987376259


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • The paradox of policing a free society -- The evolution of the modern police force -- From neighborhood patrolman to law-enforcement officer -- The consequences of eroding respect -- The police and racial conflict in America -- The police as the face of the law -- Training the police for service instead of enforcement -- Police legitimacy and public relations -- Handling officers who abuse the public trust -- The police force the public deserves