Character and Cops: Ethics in Policing / Edition 6

Paperback (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$11.60
(Save 67%)
Est. Return Date: 08/02/2015
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $9.65
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 72%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (17) from $9.65   
  • New (9) from $31.52   
  • Used (8) from $9.65   

Overview

Since the first edition was published in 1989, Character and Cops has been considered the bible of police ethics training. The book is a comprehensive guide to the ethical challenges faced daily by police officers, especially in times of heightened security. The updated sixth edition features a new foreword by David Bores, a retired lieutenant colonel in the United States military police, and a new chapter titled 'From War Veterans to Peace Officers,' which explores policies for incorporating soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan into the domestic police force.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

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.
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)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780844772257
  • Publisher: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
  • Publication date: 8/16/2011
  • Edition description: 6th Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 450
  • Sales rank: 107,072
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.90 (d)

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.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Sixth Edition, David R. Bores
Foreword to the First Edition, Patrick V. Murphy
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Excellence of Character
Chapter 3: The Mission of Police
Chapter 4: The Public Trust and Probity
Chapter 5: Discretion
Chapter 6: Public Corruption for Profit
Chapter 7: Authority and Reform in Controlling Corruption
Chapter 8: Leadership and the Character of a Department
Chapter 9: Illegal Narcotics—Moral Issues and Public Policy
Chapter 10: The Fundamentals of Character and Training
Chapter 11: Deliberation and Moral Problems in Training
Chapter 12: Tragedy and "Noble Cause" Corruption
Chapter 13: Death and Bereavement, Deadly Force and Guilt
Chapter 14: Taking Our Lives Seriously
Chapter 15: Fatalism, Microcosms, and Therapeutic Reductions
Chapter 16: Ethical Ideals, Youth Violence, and Gang Enforcement
Chapter 17: Police, the O.J. Simpson Trial, and Race
Chapter 18: The Spirit of Public Service and Individual Conscience
Chapter 19: Ethics int eh Future of Policing
Chapter 20: Terrorism and Policing
Chapter 21: Ethics in Action: Case Studies of Professional Excellence in Policing
Chapter 22: From War Veterans to Peace Officers
Appendix A: A Guide to the Future Study of Ethics in Policing
Appendix B; Internal Affairs and Integrity
Notes
Index
About the Author

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)