The Resource The end of policing, Alex S. Vitale

The end of policing, Alex S. Vitale

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The end of policing
Title
The end of policing
Statement of responsibility
Alex S. Vitale
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "How the police endanger us and why we need to find an alternative Recent years have seen an explosion of protest and concern about police brutality and repression--especially after long-held grievances in Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in months of violent protest following the police killing of Brown. Much of the conversation has focused on calls for enhancing police accountability, increasing police diversity, improving police training, and emphasizing community policing. Unfortunately, none of these is likely to produce results, because they fail to get at the core of the problem. The problem is policing itself--the dramatic expansion of the police role over the last forty years. This book attempts to jog public discussion of policing by revealing the tainted origins of modern policing as a tool of social control and demonstrating how the expanded role of the police is inconsistent with community empowerment, social justice--even public safety. Drawing on first-hand research from across the globe, Alex Vitale shows how the implementation of alternatives to policing, like drug legalization, regulation, and harm reduction instead of the policing of drugs, has led to reductions in crime, spending, and injustice"--
  • "Recent years have seen an explosion of protest and concern about police brutality and repression--especially after long-held grievances in Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in months of violent protest following the police killing of Brown. Much of the conversation has focused on calls for enhancing police accountability, increasing police diversity, improving police training, and emphasizing community policing. Unfortunately, none of these is likely to produce results, because they fail to get at the core of the problem. The problem is policing itself--the dramatic expansion of the police role over the last forty years. This book attempts to jog public discussion of policing by revealing the tainted origins of modern policing as a tool of social control and demonstrating how the expanded role of the police is inconsistent with community empowerment, social justice--even public safety. Drawing on first-hand research from across the globe, Alex Vitale shows how the implementation of alternatives to policing, like drug legalization, regulation, and harm reduction instead of the policing of drugs, has led to reductions in crime, spending, and injustice"--
Summary
"How the police endanger us and why we need to find an alternative Recent years have seen an explosion of protest and concern about police brutality and repression--especially after long-held grievances in Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in months of violent protest following the police killing of Brown. Much of the conversation has focused on calls for enhancing police accountability, increasing police diversity, improving police training, and emphasizing community policing. Unfortunately, none of these islikely to produce results, because they fail to get at the core of the problem. The problem is policing itself--the dramatic expansion of the police role over the last forty years
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10599460
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Vitale, Alex S
Dewey number
363.20973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Police
  • Police misconduct
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Law Enforcement
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General
  • Police
  • Police misconduct
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The end of policing, Alex S. Vitale
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn993134288
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9781784782894
Lccn
2017020713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)993134288
Label
The end of policing, Alex S. Vitale
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn993134288
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9781784782894
Lccn
2017020713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)993134288

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