THE TROUBLE WITH COPS by Albert Deutch

THE TROUBLE WITH COPS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

..... is the apathy of the public, and this is intended to arouse you to the fact that proper police protection is your responsibility too. It goes of course beyond that- ""the agency for law enforcement is a soft underbelly of the body politic"" and courts, communities, politicians are also answerable for the laxity of the police; the honest cop can be corrupted by corruption; organized crime and commercialized vice are further determinants. And this Inquiry (Deutsch has done several others-on mental health, juvenile delinquency, etc.) probes not only how lawless is our law-enforcement but covers police work from abuses within the system to the advances of recent years- particularly the great reforms of August Vollmer, and the improvements in police training and techniques of today... Quentin Reynolds' Headquarters is a much more lively introduction to the cop on the beat and likely to cushion some of the shock effects of this aggressive alert.

Pub Date: May 15th, 1955
Publisher: Crown