1st Edition

Police and Law Enforcement Ethics

Edited By Seumas Miller Copyright 2017
    684 Pages
    by Routledge

    This new collection is a contribution to the literature on police ethics, specifically the philosophical literature on ethical issues that arise in police enforcement of the law.

    Police and Law Enforcement Ethics

    The Library of Essays on Legal Ethics and the Enforcement of Law

    Edited by Seamas Miller




    1. John Kleinig, Moral Foundations of Policing, in The Ethics of Policing (Cambridge University Press, 1996), pp. 11-29.

    2. Seumas Miller and John Blackler, A Theory of Policing: The Enforcement of Moral Rights, in Ethical Issues in Policing (Ashgate, 2005), pp. 5-30.

    3. Robert Reiner, Watching the Watchers: Theory and Research in Policing Studies, in The Politics of the Police, 4th ed. (Oxford University Press, 2010), pp. 3-36.

    4. Egon Bittner, The Capacity to Use Force as the Core of the Police Role, The Functions of Police in Modern Society (National Institute for Mental Health, 1970), pp. 36-47

    5. K. C. Davis, The Pervasive False Pretense of Full Enforcement, in Police Discretion, K.C. Davis and John P. Wilson (eds), (Delmar/Cengage, 1975), pp. 52-78.

    6. John Kleinig, Ethical Constraints on Taser Use by Police, Policing 1, 3, 2007, 284-292.

    7. Howard S. Cohen and Michael Feldberg, ‘Rock Concert’, in Power and Restraint: The Moral Dimension of Police Work (ABC Clio, 1991), pp. 71-88.

    8. P. A. J. Waddington, The Use of Force in Public-Order Policing, in The Strong Arm of the Law: Armed and Public Order Policing (Oxford University Press, 1991), pp. 156-219.

    9. Jerome H. Skolnick and James J. Fyfe, Public Order Policing, in Above the Law: Police and the Excessive Use of Force (Simon & Schuster, 1993), pp. 67-88.

    10. P. A. J. Waddington, Deadly Force, in The Strong Arm of the Law: Armed and Public Order Policing (Oxford University Press, 1991), pp. 75-120.

    11. Seumas Miller and John Blackler, The Moral Justification for Police Use of Deadly Force, in Ethical Issues in Policing (Ashgate, 2005), pp. 61-83.

    12. John Kleinig and Tziporah Kasachkoff, Civil Emergencies and the Claims of Innocence, in Shooting to Kill: Socio-legal Perspectives on the Use of Lethal Force (Bloomsbury, 2012), pp. 19-46.

    13. David H. Bayley and Robert M. Perito, The Role of the Police in Controlling Violence, in The Police in War: Fighting Insurgency, Terrorism and Violent Crime (Lynne Reinner, 2010), pp. 51-66.

    14. Seumas Miller, Police Detectives, Criminal Investigations and Collective Moral Responsibility, Criminal Justice Ethics 33, 1, 2014, 21-39.

    15. Michael Skerker, Police Interrogation, in An Ethics of Interrogation (University of Chicago Press, 2010), pp. 89-114.

    16. Clive Harfield, Police Informers and Professional Ethics, Criminal Justice Ethics 31, 2, 2012, 73-95.

    17. Gary T. Marx, Under-the-Covers Undercover Investigations: Some Reflections on the State's Use of Sex and Deception in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Ethics 11, 1, 1992, 13-24.

    18. Amitai Etzioni, NSA: National Security vs. Individual Rights, Intelligence and National Security 30, 1, 2015, 100-136.

    19. Trevor Jones and Tim Newburn, Making Sense of the Policing Division of Labour, Private Security and Public Policing (Oxford University Press, 1998), pp. 247-270.

    20. Philip C. Stenning, Powers and Accountability of Private Police, European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research 8, 3, 2000, 325-352.

    21. Geoffrey Smith, Mark Button, Les Johnston and Kwabena Frimpong, Investigating Fraud, in Studying Fraud as White Collar Crime (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), pp. 96-113.



    Seumas Miller is Professor of Philosophy at Charles Sturt University, Australia and Senior Research Fellow, 3TU Centre for Ethics and Technology, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands