To Protect and Serve

  • by Norm Stamper
  • Narrated by Malcolm Hillgartner
  • 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

American policing is in crisis. The last decade witnessed a vast increase in police aggression, misconduct, and militarization, along with a corresponding reduction in transparency and accountability. Nowhere is this more noticeable and painful than in African American and other ethnic minority communities. Racism - from raw, individualized versions to insidious systemic examples - appears to be on the rise in our police departments. Overall, our police officers have grown more and more alienated from the people they've been hired to serve. In To Protect and Serve, Norm Stamper offers new insights into the conditions that have created this crisis, reminding us that police in a democratic society belong to the people - and not the other way around.
To Protect and Serve also delivers a revolutionary new model for American law enforcement: the community-based police department. It calls for citizen participation in all aspects of police operations: policymaking, program development, crime fighting and service delivery, entry-level and ongoing education and training, oversight of police conduct, and, especially relevant to today's challenges, joint community-police crisis management. Nothing will ever change until the system itself is radically restructured, and here Norm Stamper shows us how.


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Truth mixed with liberal rhetoric

Hoped for a higher level of objective truth. Sad that a liberal view on issues was woven into much of the useful insights. Also, seemed like two different people wrote this, depending upon which sentence you read. And it does not help that the narrator embellished and accentuated anything he perceived as negative facts on LEā€”even when they were not. So, if you do buy it, you might be better off reading it vs. listening to the audio book version.
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- Eric G.

Insightful, balanced, evidence-based, comprehensiv

What did you love best about To Protect and Serve?

Excellent overview of issues in policing with references to research, personal experience, and acknowledgements of limitations of knowledge and author's personal biases. Terrific.

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- Nick Eubank

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-07-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio