Please bear with me as I unabashedly promote my book.
I am doing this because I believe it lays out the way police must go in order to emerge from the post-Ferguson crisis. It can be a good discussion point in your community or within your police department.
Arrested Development is about a new kind of police and answer the questions:
- Why do police need to improve? (More democratic, constitutional, and less-violent).
- How can improvement be accomplished? (The “Seven Steps“).
- What prevents this from happening? (The “Four Obstacles“)
The book is about my half-century of experience, both as a practitioner and academic, to bring about a new model for policing in America and how it was accomplished in Madison, Wisc. as well as a short history of policing in America.
The model is based on police being closer, having a more professional relationship with citizens, and engaging in…
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