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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Norm Stamper Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9781511395571
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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 To 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 To 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a book America has been waiting for–a top cop’s searing expose of corrupt, bigoted, brutal, and trigger-happy policing in America and how to fix a broken system. It’s the inside story.”

    Hedrick Smith, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Police departments receive scathing criticism from one of their own…Stamper offers evidence that the problems transcend a small number of bad apples; he says the barrel is rotten and must be replaced…A vivid, well-written, vitally important book.

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Well-sourced, easy-to-read prose that cites both personal experience and current research…[and] makes a brave attempt to answer the common question, where are all the good cops?”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Calls for a radical new approach to policing. He writes of the challenges and changes in law enforcement in recent decades and stresses community participation in every aspect of policing operations.”

    Library Journal

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About the Author

Norm Stamper was a cop for thirty-four years. He is the author of Breaking Rank: A Top Cop’s Expose of the Dark Side of American Policing. He served as a founding member of President Clinton’s National Advisory Council on the Violence Against Women Act, and as an advisory board member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, along with numerous other boards dedicated to violence prevention, drug policy reform, and social justice. He has written essays and opinion pieces for such publications as the New York Times, the Nation, Time, and many others.

About the Narrator

Malcolm Hillgartner is an actor, author, playwright, and professional narrator. Under the name Jahnna N. Malcolm, he and his wife, Jahnna Beecham, have written over one hundred books for young readers; their musicals have played in theaters across America. His audiobook credits include works by Dean Koontz, Nelson Algren, and William F. Buckley Jr. He has won four AudioFile Earphones Awards.