POLICE AUTHORITY AND THE RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL by Sidney Asch

POLICE AUTHORITY AND THE RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The role of the police in the United States is that of an ordinary citizen given special legal authority in order to perform his job, which is ""essentially that of keeping the peace rather than enforcing the law."" How he performs his functions from arrest to prosecution is considered here. One conclusion: ""It does not take great reflection to understand that by permitting the police to use criminal tactics we would not decrease the problem of crime in America, we would increase it.

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1966
Publisher: Arco