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Rise of the warrior cop : the militarization of America's police forces

Author: Radley Balko
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Relates the history of American police forces from the constables and sheriffs of the past to the modern-day SWAT teams and riot squads that blur the line between police officers and soldiers.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Radley Balko
ISBN: 9781610392112 1610392116 9781610394574 1610394577
OCLC Number: 811598826
Description: xvi, 382 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: From Rome to writs --
Soldiers in the streets --
A quick history of cops in America --
The 1960s: from root causes to brute force --
The 1970s: pinch and retreat --
The 1980s: us and them --
The 1990s: it's all about the numbers --
The 2000s: a whole new war --
Reform.
Responsibility: Radley Balko.

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Relates the history of American police forces from the constables and sheriffs of the past to the modern-day SWAT teams and riot squads that blur the line between police officers and soldiers.

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One of Gizmodo's Best Books of 2013 Sarah Stillman, NewYorker.com "A fascinating and at times wrenching new book." The Economist "Mr Balko manages to avoid the cliches of both right and left, and Read more...

 
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