Journal Article — Mindfulness, Compassion, and the Police in America: An Essay of Hope — by Michael J. DeValve and Cary D. Adkinson
The contemporary practice of justice in America most often causes more harm than healing. This essay applies core teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh to American policing theory in order to produce a more effective and compassionate policing model. Caveats and suggestions for implementation are provided.
DeValve, Michael J., and Cary D. Adkinson. 2008. “Mindfulness, Compassion, and the Police in America: An Essay of Hope.” Pp. 99-104 in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Sociological Imagination: Essays and Commentaries on Engaged Buddhism (Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge: Volume VI, Issue 3, 2008.) Belmont, MA: Okcir Press (an imprint of Ahead Publishing House).
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