The Functions of the Police in Modern Society – Egon Bittner

This is a classic book for policing. Chapter VI is one of my favorites – The Capacity To Use Force As The Core Of The Police Role. Chapter VI discusses the “non-negotiably coercible” police use of force. How police sometimes shouldn’t have to negotiate when they are going to use force. The discussion of any police use of force creates an interesting discussion especially now under the current climate.

A .pdf version of the book can be accessed HERE for free at the NCJRS website.

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