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Police brutality

Author: Sheila Fitzgerald
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press/Thomson Gale, ©2007.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of essays that cover varying opinions on police brutality.
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Genre/Form: Literature
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila Fitzgerald
ISBN: 0737733586 9780737733587 0737733594 9780737733594
OCLC Number: 70673169
Description: 184 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Why consider opposing viewpoints? --
Introduction --
ch. 1. Is misconduct in law enforcement a serious problem? --
Chapter preface --
1. Police brutality is widespread / U.S. Commission on Civil Rights --
2. The extent of police brutality is exaggerated / Russell G. Redenbaugh --
3. Antiterrorism policies result in police abuse of dissenters / Heidi Boghosian --
4. The War on Terror has led to more use of excessive force / Llewellyn H. Rockwell --
Periodical bibliography --
ch. 2. What factors cause police brutality? --
Chapter preface --
1. Racism is a factor in police violence / Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua --
2. The police are not racist / Heather Mac Donald --
3. The militarization of law enforcement causes police brutality / Donald E. Wilkes Jr. --
4. Ineffective handling of the mentally ill causes police brutality / Adelle Waldman --
periodical bibliography --
ch. 3. Does the War on Terror invite law-enforcement abuses? --
Chapter preface --
1. Delayed-notice searches invite police abuses / Donald E. Wilkes Jr. --
2. Delayed-notice searches are needed to thwart terrorism / Chuck Rosenberg --
3. Police shoot-to-kill policies invite abuse of force / Tim Hames --
4. Police shoot-to-kill policies are necessary to stop suicide bombers / Emanuele Ottolenghi --
Periodical bibliography. ch. 4. How can police misconduct be reduced? --
Chapter preface --
1. Racial profiling should be eliminated / Nelson Lund --
2. Racial profiling does not contribute to police misconduct / Heather Mac Donald --
3. The use of tasers should be suspended / Amnesty International --
4. Tasers prevent excessive force / Rick Smith --
5. Community policing reduces police brutality / Edward A. Flynn --
6. Video monitoring reduces police brutality / Dominique Wisler --
Periodical bibliography --
For further discussion --
Organizations to contact --
Bibliography of books --
Index.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Sheila Fitzgerald, book editor.
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