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In the news—policing in the 21st century . . .
Reflected almost daily in headlines, the enormous rift between the police and the communities they serve—especially African American communities—remains one of the major challenges facing the United States. And race-related riots continue to be a violent manifestation of that rift. Can this dismal state of affairs be changed? Can the distrust between black citizens and the police ever More >
Anthony A. Braga
Instead of merely reacting to crimes once they've been committed, can police agencies learn how to prevent offenses from occurring? Anthony Braga’s comprehensive analysis demonstrates clearly how the emerging problem-oriented policing approach is proving effective in preventing a wide range of criminal activities. Problem-Oriented Policing and Crime Prevention is the only book More >
Rahtz provides an even-handed and comprehensive discussion of the use of force in law enforcement. More >
Cassia Spohn and Katharine Tellis
Cassia Spohn and Katharine Tellis assess the criminal justice system's response to sexual assault, exploring the complex dynamics that shape the actions of police and prosecutors. The authors draw on unparalleled access to Los Angeles detectives, prosecutors, and case files to make sense of the factors that affect the outcomes of sexual assault claims. Following cases from victim report, to More >
Marvin D. Free, Jr. and Mitch Ruesink
Choice Outstanding Academic Book! In this investigation of some 350 wrongful convictions of African American men, Marvin Free and Mitch Ruesink critically examine how issues of race undercut the larger goals of our criminal justice system. Free and Ruesink expand the focus of wrongful conviction studies to include not only homicide, but also sexual assault, drug dealing, and nonviolent More >
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