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Highlights from the collection
Topic: Policing and Police Brutality
The Politics of Force by
Publication Date: 2000-01-01
When police brutality becomes front-page news, it triggers a sudden, intense interaction between the media, the public, and the police. Regina Lawrence ably demonstrates how these news events provide the raw materials for looking at underlying problems in American society.
Criminology Explains Police Violence by
Publication Date: 2020-01-21
Criminology Explains Police Violence offers a concise and targeted overview of criminological theory applied to the phenomenon of police violence.
Brotherhood of Corruption by
Publication Date: 2004-08-01
A former Chicago cop exposes shocking truths about the abuses of power within the city's police department in this memoir of violence, drugs, and men with badges.
Ending Police Violence by
Publication Date: 2020-01-14
Excessive police violence and its disproportionate targeting of minority communities has existed in the United States since police forces first formed in the colonial period. . In From Enforcers to Guardians, Hannah L. F. Cooper and Mindy Thompson Fullilove approach the issue from a radically different angle: as a public health problem.
Blackhood Against the Police Power by
Publication Date: 2019-06-01
Both significant and timely, Blackhood Against the Police Power addresses the punishment of "race" and the disavowal of sexual violence central to the contemporary "post-racial" culture of politics.
Citizens, Cops, and Power by
Publication Date: 2009-11-21
Drawing on data he collected in diverse Seattle neighborhoods from interviews with residents, observation of police officers, and attendance at community-police meetings, Herbert identifies the many obstacles that make effective collaboration between city dwellers and the police so unlikely to succeed.
Excessive Use of Force by
Publication Date: 2018-03-15
Police brutality and misconduct has been under the microscope for the last several years, and Loretta Prater brings these issues to light through research reports and numerous examples of cases, including the personal case of her son.
Police Brutality by
Publication Date: 2016-02-03
Four intriguing questions are asked across four chapters: Are the police using excessive force? Is police brutality a widespread problem in the United States? How can police brutality be stopped? What is the U.S. government's response to police brutality?
APB - Artists Against Police Brutality by
Publication Date: 2015-10-28
An incredibly unique comic book benefit project featuring comic shorts, pin-ups, short essays, and flash fiction, the proceeds of which will be going to the Innocence Project
The End of Policing by
Publication Date: 2017-10-10
How the police endanger us and why we need to find an alternative Among activists, journalists, and politicians, the conversation about how to respond and improve policing has focused on accountability, diversity, training, and community relations. Unfortunately, these reforms will not produce results, either alone or in combination.
Other Electronic Resources
The Counted - The Guardian
Database of people killed by the police in the U.S. Can sort by state, gender, age, race/ethnicity, classification and armed/unarmed.
Killed by Police
List of individuals killed by police with news sources.
National Use-of-Force Data Collection
Law enforcement use of force has long been a topic of national discussion, but a number of high-profile cases involving law enforcement use of force have heightened awareness of these incidents in recent years. However, the opportunity to analyze information related to use-of-force incidents and to have an informed dialogue is hindered by the lack of nationwide statistics. To address the topic, representatives from major law enforcement organizations are working in collaboration with the FBI to develop the National Use-of-Force Data Collection.
Washington Post Police Shootings Database
In 2015, The Washington Post began to log every fatal shooting by an on-duty police officer in the United States. In that time there have been more than 5,000 such shootings recorded by The Post.