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Law enforcement in the age of Black Lives Matter : policing black and brown bodies

Author: Sandra Ellen Weissinger; Dwayne Mack
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018] ©2018
Series: Critical perspectives on race, crime, and justice.
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There is a reason why people claim great respect for officers of the law: the job, by description, is hard--if not deadly. It takes a certain kind of person to accept the consequences of the job-- seeing the very worst situations, on a regular basis, and knowing that one's life is on the line every hour of every day. Working in law enforcement is emotionally and psychologically draining. It affects these public  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Ellen Weissinger; Dwayne Mack
ISBN: 9781498553599 1498553591
OCLC Number: 1005682881
Description: viii, 216 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Sandra E. Weissinger and Dwayne A. Mack --
Policing with impunity : racialized policing in the 21st century / Dwayne A. Mack and Felicia W. Mack --
Police use of force : practices, policies, and the law / Wornie Reed --
The psychological impact of policing on African American students / Ashley N. Hurst, Marlon L. Bailey, Nolan T. Krueger, Ramya Garba, and Kevin Cokley --
Criminalizing hope : policing Latino/a immigrant bodies for profit / Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas and Hector Y. Adames --
Strengthening the sanctuary : institutional policies to support DACA students / Dee Hill-Zuganelli and F. Tyler Sergent --
Sexual assault (threat) : policing brown women's bodies on the Mexico-US border / Rebecca G. Martínez --"They don't really care about us" : policing black and brown lives and futures / Derrick R. Brooms --
To protect and serve : examining race, law enforcement culture and social work practice / Shakira A. Kennedy, Folusho Otuyelu, and Warren K. Graham --
Leaders are dealers in hope : a look at the intentional actions called for in the Forward through Ferguson report / Sandra E. Weissinger --
Unfriending the policing culture : the reawakened Black consciousness / Tony Gaskew.
Series Title: Critical perspectives on race, crime, and justice.
Responsibility: edited by Sandra E. Weissinger and Dwayne A. Mack.

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