Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter you will be able to:
1.1 Explain the challenges associated with policing a free society
1.2 Discuss the tension between citizens’ rights and police power
1.3 Explain how the police are accountable to citizens
1.4 Identify and discuss the controversies and difficulties of policing
1.5 Discuss how police use of discretion and police use of force can make the police controversial
1.6 Discuss why ethical conduct of police officers is an especially serious concern