Chapter 9: Purpose

In this chapter, we examine the critical need for a sense of “purpose” among police officers, and regard “burnout” as a cause of several problems with modern policing.


  • The Urban Police Function
  • The Police and Serious Crime
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Civilianization of Police
  • Police Recruitment
  • Police Education

References and Further Reading

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