Police Use of Force: Important Issues Facing the Police and the Communities They Serve

1st Edition

Michael J. Palmiotto

Routledge
Published August 12, 2016
Reference - 196 Pages
ISBN 9781498732147 - CAT# K26234

CHOICE 2018 Outstanding Academic Title Award Winner

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Summary

Police use of force has been a major concern for police departments and citizens in the United States since the 1840s, when police first started carrying guns. Starting with a historical introduction, Police Use of Force presents readers with critical and timely issues facing police and the communities they serve when police encounters turn violent. Dr. Palmiotto offers in-depth coverage of the use of force, deadly force, non-lethal weapons, militarization of policing, racism and profiling, legal cases, psychology, perception and training, and violence prevention. Police Use of Force also investigates many case studies, both famous (Rodney King) and contemporary (Ferguson, MO). Essential reading for both criminal justice professionals and academics, this text places police conflict within a complex, modern context, inviting cogent conversation in the classroom and the precinct.

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