skip to content
When police kill Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

When police kill

Author: Franklin E Zimring
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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...
You are not connected to the UC Merced Library network. Access to online content and services may require you to authenticate with your library. Off-Campus Access
Getting this item's online copy... Getting this item's online copy...

Find a copy in the library

Getting this item's location and availability... Getting this item's location and availability...


Find it in libraries globally
Worldwide libraries own this item


Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franklin E Zimring
ISBN: 9780674972186 067497218X
OCLC Number: 956775334
Description: xii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Character and Causes of Police Killings. The double transformation of police killings in America ; Killings by police : the numbers game ; Who dies, where and why? ; 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 ; Public costs and consequences --
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 in police violence ; Cops and cameras ; The heart of the matter : governance and training for local policing ; American possibilities, American limits --
Appendices: Elements of a national reporting system with required information and contacts for police shootings and injury reports from departments of police ; Notes on killings of and by the police in Canada ; The Guardian six-month sample.
Responsibility: Franklin E. Zimring.


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...
Retrieving notes about this item Retrieving notes about this item


Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

This is a superb book, and an urgently needed one. Frank Zimring carefully demonstrates what is known and inexcusably unknown about fatal shooting by American police officers. Even better, he tells Read more...

User-contributed reviews


Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.