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Character and Cops: Ethics in Policing
     

Character and Cops: Ethics in Policing

by Edwin J. Delattre
 

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In this latest edition of Character and Cops, the author explores the ethical standards that should govern police commands and individual officers in the context of the drama of current events and the glare of public scrutiny. Index.

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In this latest edition of Character and Cops, the author explores the ethical standards that should govern police commands and individual officers in the context of the drama of current events and the glare of public scrutiny. Index.

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Booknews
Delattre (philosophy and education, Boston U.), implicitly promoting the "bad apple" theory of police corruption and brutality, discusses how to promote good values in individual police officers through training and discusses how those values should lead officers to act in a variety of situations. This new edition adds a chapter on terrorism and policing, complaining that police lack the tools to effectively prosecute the "War on Terrorism" and examining issues of racial profiling. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Richard W. Myers
Dr. Delattre's book is the gold standard text on police integrity and ethics. Both applicants and seasoned veterans alike should read and apply the many lessons in this book. Rookies will gain wisdom on good decision making that no police academy teaches. Experienced officers will find affirmation for their noblest service.
Darrel W. Stephens
Police work is among the most challenging of careers and it is best done by those with strong character. For more than twenty years, Ed Delattre has been teaching police officers at every level about the complexities of ethical policing and providing clear guidance to strengthen their character. Each edition of Character and Cops builds on a rock-solid foundation of wisdom while recognizing the constantly changing world in which we police. In the sixth edition, he takes on the vexing issue of officers returning from deployments in war zones. His contributions to help those who police America cannot be overstated
James W. McMahon
Policing in the twenty-first century requires more than ever the utmost trust of the citizens law enforcement serves. Delattre’s emphasis on the virtues of character, integrity, and honesty coupled with compassion and equal justice for all makes this book required reading for police supervisors at all levels.
Thomas A. Constantine
Thankfully, someone who possesses both the intellect and proper value structure has chosen to study this issue. Police administrators throughout the United States are deeply indebted to Ed Delattre
Chuck Wexler
Delattre’s emphasis on the achievement of good character applies to every walk of public and private life.
George Will
This fascinating volume, a sophisticated exercise in applied political philosophy, illuminates the complexity of policing and the central role of that profession in a free society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780844738680
Publisher:
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Series:
Aei Studies
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
331
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.29(d)

What People are Saying About This

Chuck Wexler
Delattre’s emphasis on the achievement of good character applies to every walk of public and private life.
Richard W. Myers
Delattre's book is the gold standard text on police integrity and ethics. Both applicants and seasoned veterans alike should read and apply the many lessons in this book. Rookies will gain wisdom on good decision making that no police academy teaches. Experienced officers will find affirmation for their noblest service.
Darrel W. Stephens
Police work is among the most challenging of careers and it is best done by those with strong character. For more than twenty years, Ed Delattre has been teaching police officers at every level about the complexities of ethical policing and providing clear guidance to strengthen their character. Each edition of Character and Cops builds on a rock-solid foundation of wisdom while recognizing the constantly changing world in which we police. In the sixth edition, he takes on the vexing issue of officers returning from deployments in war zones. His contributions to help those who police America cannot be overstated
Thomas A. Constantine
Thankfully, someone who possesses both the intellect and proper value structure has chosen to study this issue. Police administrators throughout the United States are deeply indebted to Ed Delattre
James W. McMahon
Policing in the twenty-first century requires more than ever the utmost trust of the citizens law enforcement serves. Delattre’s emphasis on the virtues of character, integrity, and honesty coupled with compassion and equal justice for all makes this book required reading for police supervisors at all levels.
George Will
This fascinating volume, a sophisticated exercise in applied political philosophy, illuminates the complexity of policing and the central role of that profession in a free society.

Meet the Author

Edwin J. Delattre is professor of philosophy and education emeritus at Boston University, president emeritus of St. John's College, and an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He lives in Canton, GA.

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