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Fear, Society, and the Police

1st Edition

By Dale L. June


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Fear, Society, and the Police examines elements of fear and how they can be controlled and turned into an effective and proper response in an emergency situation. Readers of this book will be exposed to ways fear can become an uncontrolled emotion, often leading to unnecessary acts of violence, and will examine ways and means of using reasoning to overcome unfounded fear.

The author encourages readers to critically assess circumstances in today’s society that have caused fear, unrest, and division between the enforcers of law and the people they are sworn to protect. Providing examples of how violence in society has had an impact on police-community relations, this book examines the many facets of fear from several perspectives, including historical, personal, and institutional. Security management courses concentrate on the "how and why" of security, yet to become an effective professional security specialist, it is recommended the practitioner become educated in the nuances of fear. This book presents a look into the how and why of fear, and will relate to security personnel as it does to police officers.

The book brings perspectives based on reality and experience. It will be of interest not only to those who work in law enforcement, but also to students in criminal justice, management and leadership, psychology, and sociology courses. As violence in society escalates, professionalism will require more understanding of fear-based emotions.

Table of Contents

About the Author



Chapter 1 – Fear, Society, and the Police

Chapter 2 – Introduction to Fear

Chapter 3 – Antecedents of Fear

Chapter 4 – Handling Fear

Chapter 5 – Fearful Societies of the Past

Chapter 6 – Fear in Contemporary Society

Chapter 7 – Living in a World of Fear

Chapter 8 – Terror and Fear of the Unknown

Chapter 9 – Modern Society and the Police

Chapter 10 – Victims and Fear of Violent Crime

Chapter 11 – Fear and the News Media

Chapter 12 –Mean Streets and Shootings

Chapter 13 - Anger and Fear

Chapter 14 - Police Subculture and Personality

Chapter 15 - Racism or Fear?

Chapter 16 – Reality and the Brain

Chapter 17 - PTSD in Law Enforcement and Counter Viewpoints of Policing

Chapter 18 - Final Concluding Thoughts of Social Psychology and Fear


About the Author

Dale L. June has been associated with law enforcement his entire adult life as a county deputy sheriff, a city police officer and a federal agent. He is currently a criminal justice professor at two universities. His previous books relate to private security and VIP protection.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology