American Law Enforcement

American Law Enforcement
It's interesting to note that while the U.S. Military does not come off very well in Stephen King's stories American police officers often do. Typically ,if there is a police officer in a King story they are (usually) portrayed sympathetically. Often as men and women who are outnumbered and asked to do a job that others don't want to do. A dangerous and sometimes dirty job. While there are exceptions to this standard (See Rose Madder) King has been fairly consistent in his adherence to how he portrays American Law Enforcement. An interesting contrast to his depiction of the U.S. military.

In addition to Stephen King American law enforcement plays a large role in many other writer's novels and works of non-fiction. Too numerous to mention here.

As far as other works by other authors......well they cover the spectrum. Depictions depend on the writer's personal and political beliefs and their experiences (of course). Nevertheless the American police officer (of all different jurisdictions…more

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