Norm Stamper

Author of To Protect and Serve:
How to Fix America’s Police

Table of Contents


Crime and Punishment

  1. An Open Letter to a Bad Cop
  2. Wage War on Crime, Not Drugs
  3. Prostitution: Get a Room!
  4. Capital Punishment: The Coward’s Way Out
  5. Criminals’ Rights: Worth Protecting?
  6. Getting a Grip on Guns
  7. Men

Cop Culture

  1. Why White Cops Kill Black Men
  2. Racism in the Ranks
  3. “Split-Tails”
  4. Sexual Predators in Uniform
  5. Blue Wall of Silence
  6. The Police Image: Sometimes a Gun is Just a Gun
  7. It’s Not All Cops and Robbers
  8. Doughnuts, Tacos, and Fat Cops

The Police Department

  1. Demilitarizing the Police
  2. Picking Good Cops
  3. Staying Alive in a World of Sudden, Violent Death
  4. Undercover

Policing the Police

  1. Treating Cops Like Kids: Police Discipline
  2. 1A Dark Take on Financial Liability
  3. Up With Labor (Not So Fast, Police Unions)
  4. Living With Killing
  5. Citizen Oversight

Politics of Policing

  1. Egos on Patrol
  2. Marching for Dykes on Bikes (and Against Jesus)
  3. The Fourth Estate: A Chief’s Lament
  4. Snookered in Seattle: The WTO Riots
  5. Community Policing: A Radical View
  6. Cultivating Fearless Police Leadership