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Contemporary Policing: Related Literature

Current issues related to policing in the United States; Supplementary resources for Courses in Criminal Justice

Works of Fiction

  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 
  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  • Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles
  • All American Boys by Frank Kusch

Works of Non-Fiction

  • They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of Black Lives Matter by Wesley Lowery
  • The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America's Law Enforcement by Matthew Horace and Ron Harris
  • Chokehold: Policing Black Men by Paul Butler
  • Fight the Power: African Americans and the Long History of Police Brutality in New York City by Clarence Taylor
  • Violence Work: State Power and the Limits of Police by Micol Seigel
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