The Cambridge handbook of policing in the United States

Tamara Rice Lave, Eric J. Miller

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The Cambridge Handbook of Policing in the United States provides a comprehensive collection of essays on police and policing, written by leading experts in political theory, sociology, criminology, economics, law, public health, and critical theory. It unveils a range of experiences - from the police chief of a major metropolitan force to ordinary people targeted for policing on the street - and asks important questions about whether and why we need the police, before analyzing the law of policing, police use of force, and police violence, paying particular attention to the issue of discrimination against marginalized and vulnerable communities at the blunt end of police interference. The book also discusses technological innovations and proposals for reform. Written in accessible language, this interdisciplinary work will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in understanding the present and future of policing in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages595
ISBN (Electronic)9781108354721
ISBN (Print)9781108420556
StatePublished - Aug 14 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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