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The Future: Part IV

Future of Policing Essays: American Policing in 2022

Part IV

During the next few weeks I will be publishing excerpts from twenty or more of these essays with the hope of generating some discussion on what these police leaders and academics have to say about the future of our men and women in blue. 767 more words

Police

Craving and Alienation in Neil Gaiman's "The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains"

One of the impressive aspects of Neil Gaiman’s works is how he weaves magical stories that are relevant, cautionary tales for our own time.  Recently, I read… 1,194 more words

Book Reviews

The New Instability

Today’s New York Times contains a wonderful article written by Stephanie Coontz who is a marriage and family scholar.  A little over a year ago, I enjoyed reading two of her  435 more words

Popular Culture

The Law

The simple truth about the law or any rule is that it works because people choose to obey it. Its true there are punishments meant to act as deterrents, but everyone jaywalks and speeds. 104 more words

Sociology

The Future: Part III

Future of Policing Essays: American Policing in 2022

Part III

During the next few weeks I will be publishing excerpts from twenty or more of these essays with the hope of generating some discussion on what these police leaders and academics have to say about the future of our men and women in blue. 691 more words

Police

The perils of blogging

I love blogging for both my research and teaching. It helps me with my writing it is great at making thoughts coherent as well as… 509 more words

Sociology

Rare Moment On Talk Radio

I don’t really listen to talk radio because it will tick me off. Last Friday was different. This is a (paraphrased) text from their program: 79 more words

Sociology