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The end of policing

Author: Alex S Vitale
Publisher: London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The problem is not police training, police diversity, or police methods. The problem is the dramatic and unprecedented expansion and intensity of policing in the last forty years, a fundamental shift in the role of police in society. The problem is policing itself"--Cover.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex S Vitale
ISBN: 9781784782894 1784782890
OCLC Number: 993134288
Description: 266 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The limits of police reform --
The police are not here to protect you --
The school-to-prison pipeline --
"We called for help, and they killed my son" --
Criminalizing homelessness --
The failures of policing sex work --
The war on drugs --
Gang suppression --
Border policing --
Political policing --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Alex S. Vitale.

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"Deeply researched, but also vibrantly and accessibly written, The End of Policing is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the dire state of policing today. Alex Vitale shows Read more...

 
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