In his Fall 2015 column for Kentucky Law Enforcement magazine, Dr. Victor Kappeler discusses social, economic and political factors that complicate the job of policing. Are officers being asked to address the incidents themselves or the conditions that led to them?
“To the uncritical observer, many of the current headlines involving accusations of police brutality and racism and confrontations with community activists may not seem like real problems. To the more critical observer . . . recent events may seem like a throwback to the 1960’s. Both are mistaken,” writes Kappeler.
Dr. Victor Kappeler is dean and foundation professor of the College of Justice and Safety at Eastern Kentucky University. He also serves as coordinator of the EKU Online Police Studies program.
Published on October 28, 2015