This book explores the different types of police misconduct including the use of excessive force. It also explores what types of officers become involved in illegal misconduct, steps jurisdictions may take to prevent such problems, and discusses who should police the police. Also included is a historical analysis of police misconduct, discussions on the legal restrictions designed to prevent police misconduct, and steps that the jurisdiction may take to limit their liability. Ancillary material is available with course adoption.
Introduction to the study of police misconduct.
Historical analysis of police misconduct.
Excessive use of force.
Permissible use of force.
Other types of misconduct.
Police corruption in multi-nations forces.
Legal restrictions to prevent misconduct.
Psychological reviews of bad cops.
Civil liability for police misconduct.
Reacting with the media in possible misconduct situations.
Citizen review boards and external oversight.
Who polices the police?
Recruiting and training as preventive measures.