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When police kill

Author: Franklin E Zimring
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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When Police Kill is the first comprehensive analysis of police use of lethal force in the United States. The first seven chapters of this volume provide a summary and analysis of the known facts about killings by police. Who dies from police gunfire? What circumstances provoke police to shoot? Why is the death rate from shootings by police so high? Why are civilian deaths from police attacks so much higher in the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franklin E Zimring
ISBN: 9780674972186 067497218X
OCLC Number: 956775334
Description: xii, 305 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I. The character and causes of police violence: The double transformation of police killings in America --
Killings by police: the numbers game --
Who dies, where and why? : on the social characteristics of victims, the settings and the explanations of killings by police --
Only in America? : police killings in other modern nations --
The problem of police safety --
Trends over time in killings of and by police in the United States --
On costs and consequences: how much do black lives (and white lives) matter? --
Part II. Prevention and control of police killings: The missing links: reporting, documentation, and evaluation in a federal system --
Mission impossible? : the limits and potential of criminal law --
Cops and cameras --
The heart of the matter: governance and training for local policing --
American possibilities, American limits.
Responsibility: Franklin E. Zimring.

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Franklin Zimring compiles data from federal records, crowdsourced research, and investigative journalism to provide a comprehensive, fact-based picture of how, when, where, and why police use deadly  Read more...
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A remarkable piece of research...Zimring is no stranger to the field of gun violence research, having produced formative efforts in this field for more than forty years. And if you think for one Read more...

 
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