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The American Policing infrastructure and much of the criminal justice system is under fire for what is perceived as racial and biased policing and Draconian enforcement tactics. The book explores the evolution of the history of policing and how the public perception of the police has changed over the decades. The exploration of a changing expectation where the police receive mixed messages from policy makers and the legal community is exacerbated by the human bias throughout the system. Police training and hiring practices have been focused on in order to achieve the greatest impact, but much work must be done to restore the public trust in the police and align expectations for officers. The dirty business of enforcement cannot be the only activity that police perform. A call to real community policing is in order.
Criminology and Criminal Justice | Law Enforcement and Corrections
Zitzke, Richard and McCombs, Jonathan, "Redefining the Role of the Police: Perspectives and Expectations" (2016). Learning Showcase 2016: A Celebration of Discovery, Transformation and Success. 55.