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Above the Law : Police and the Excessive Use of Force - Skolnick Fyfe

Above the Law

Police and the Excessive Use of Force

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Published: 7th February 1994
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The now-famous videotape of the beating of Rodney King precipitated a national outcry against police violence. Skolnick and Fyfe, two of the nation's top experts on law enforcement, use the incident to introduce a revealing historical analysis of such violence and the extent of its survival in law enforcement today.

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Whatever Happened to Dragnet?p. xi
The Beating of Rodney Kingp. 1
Occasions
Vigilante Justicep. 23
The Third Degreep. 43
Public Order Policingp. 67
Explanations
The Culture of the Policep. 89
Cops as Soldiersp. 113
Beyond Accountabilityp. 134
Remedies
Police Administrative Reformp. 172
Police Accountability I: The Courtsp. 193
Police Accountability II: The Publicp. 217
Renewing the Policep. 237
Notesp. 267
Indexp. 301
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ISBN: 9780029291535
ISBN-10: 0029291534
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 7th February 1994
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1