This book of original essays presents controversial topics, then encourages the readers to consider what they think ought to be done. The selections identify several of the existing issues in policing about which something needs to be done; then, they present various viewpoints on possible solutions. This is done against the backdrop of an era of significant change in worldwide security, post-9/11, that has caused major changes in the manner in which the U.S. conducts its political, social and economic affairs.

part |2 pages

Section I: Setting the Stage—Policing before and after 9/11

chapter 1|8 pages

Controversies in Policing before September 11, 2001

ByAnthony V. Bouza

chapter 2|14 pages

The Order vs. Freedom Debate after September 11, 2001

ByDavid B. Perkins

part |2 pages

Section II: The Role of the Police in a Democratic Society

chapter 3|14 pages

Policing in the Age of Terrorism

ByVictor E. Kappeler, Karen S. Miller-Potter

chapter 4|12 pages

Community Policing: Is it Really Soft on Crime?

ByJihong Zhao, Matthew C. Scheider, Quint C. Thurman

part |2 pages

Section III: Operational Issues in Policing

chapter 6|16 pages

Police Use of Deadly Force

ByJohn Liederbach, Robert W. Taylor

chapter 7|8 pages

Racial Profiling

ByAndra Katz-Bannister, David L. Carter

chapter 8|16 pages

“As Time Goes By:” The Expansion of Women’s Roles in Police Work

ByDonna C. Hale, Karen J. Finkenbinder

part |2 pages

Section IV: Ethical Issues and Police Deviance

chapter 9|20 pages

Ethical Issues in Policing

ByJoycelyn M. Pollock

chapter 10|18 pages

Police Officers, Excessive Force, and Civil Liability

ByJohn L. Worrall