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The Resource Thin blue lie : the failure of high-tech policing, Matt Stroud

Thin blue lie : the failure of high-tech policing, Matt Stroud

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Thin blue lie : the failure of high-tech policing
Title
Thin blue lie
Title remainder
the failure of high-tech policing
Statement of responsibility
Matt Stroud
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"American law enforcement is a system in crisis. After explosive protests responding to police brutality and discrimination in Baltimore, Ferguson, and a long list of other cities, the vexing question of how to reform the police and curb misconduct stokes tempers and fears on both the right and left. In the midst of this fierce debate, however, most of us have taken for granted that innovative new technologies can only help. During the early 90s, in the wake of the infamous Rodney King beating, police leaders began looking to corporations and new technologies for help. In the decades since, these technologies have, in theory, given police powerful, previously unthinkable faculties: the ability to incapacitate a suspect without firing a bullet (Tasers); the capacity to more efficiently assign officers to high-crime areas using computers (Compstat); and, with body cameras, a means of defending against accusations of misconduct. But in this vivid, deeply-reported book, Matt Stroud shows that these tools are overhyped and, in many cases, ineffective. Instead of wrestling with tough fundamental questions about their work, police leaders have looked to technology as a silver bullet and stood by as corporate interests have insinuated themselves ever deeper into the public institution of law enforcement. With a sweeping history of these changes, Thin Blue Lie is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand how policing became what it is today."--Amazon.com
Summary
An investigation of how high-tech tools such as tasers, computer databases and body cameras have failed to improve policing throughout the country, but have instead made police officers lazier, reckless and discriminatory
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Writing style
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10763295
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DLC
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Stroud, Matt
Dewey number
363.2/30973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Police
  • Police
  • Police-community relations
  • Police administration
  • Police
  • Police administration
  • Police-community relations
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Law Enforcement
Target audience
adult
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the failure of high-tech policing
Label
Thin blue lie : the failure of high-tech policing, Matt Stroud
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1050140134
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781250108296
Lccn
2018038059
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1050140134
Label
Thin blue lie : the failure of high-tech policing, Matt Stroud
Publication
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
on1050140134
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781250108296
Lccn
2018038059
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1050140134

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