?Power and Restraint is designed to provide police officers and police trainers with the resources needed to develop and implement effective ethics training. The first three chapters present a model for police ethics based on John Locke's Second Treatise of Civil Government. Each of the following four chapters focuses on a dilemma that might be faced by police officers, and is accompanied by discussion of the possible alternate responses to the dilemma. This is a unique text, as available information in the area of police ethics is limited. The authors, recognized experts in the field of police ethics, have been developing training materials for more than 12 years. The book is clearly written, well reasoned, and is adequately referenced and indexed. Recommended for libraries serving law enforcement training programs or academic programs in criminal justice.?-Choice
About the Author
HOWARD S. COHEN is Associate Provost and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts--Boston. He developed a seminar in ethics for police trainers and curriculum developers at the Boston University Law Enforcement Trainers Institute and has published widely on issues relating to philosophy and criminal justice since 1973. His previous book, Equal Rights for Children, was published in 1980.
MICHAEL FELDBERG is President of The Boston-Fenway Program, Inc., a community service organization specializing in public and community safety issues. He is the former director of the Criminal Justice Program at Metropolitan College, Boston University, where he currently holds the rank of Adjunct Professor of Urban Affairs and Criminal Justice. His previous books include The Philadelphia Riots of 1844: A Study of Ethnic Conflict (Greenwood Press, 1975), Moral Issues in Police Work (edited with Frederick Elliston), and Ethics for Professional Police (with Howard Cohen).