Rising terrorism and advances in technology, along with new organizational strategies and investigative techniques, have stretched the traditional role of the police officer. Calls for strong, intelligence-driven, paramilitary policing juxtaposed with a demand for "softer" community policing, leave officers under increased pressure to be tough and resolute, yet compassionate, accountable, and adaptable. A measured analysis of these concerns is crucial to enable police officers to move forward in this increasingly conflicted world Drawn from the most important articles in Police Practice and Research, Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement and Policingfocuses on the most common issues affecting today's officers. Enhanced with an introduction and conclusion to present and weigh the arguments and consider the pragmatic aspects and challenges posed, the articles are written by academics and practicing police officers from four countries to provide a balanced, international point of view. Assessing the driving forces behind contemporary policing, this bookAddresses day-to-day policing and the stress found in both the daily grind and the division and stigmatization of certain branches of the forceConsiders ethics, corruption, and the dangers of misplaced loyalties, highlighting Australian strategies to prevent misconductProvides a typology of terrorism based on scope and justification and discusses appropriate counterterrorism measures, as well as the impact on other policing prioritiesIntroduces a temporal component to the traditional spatial emphasis of crime mapping supported by a Madrid case study and its revealing failuresDiscusses restorative policing as a fundamental shift in intervention objectives, from punishment or treatment to an emphasis on repairing harmAn objective look at today's trends, this book presents the most pertinent and talked-about issues in modern policing and provides perspective and direction for the future.Millie, Andrew is the author of 'Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement and Policing' with ISBN 9781420072150 and ISBN 1420072153.