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Policing Sexuality

The Mann Act and the Making of the FBI

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HARDCOVER

$33.00 • £26.95 • €29.50

ISBN 9780674368118

Publication Date: 11/03/2014

Academic Trade

304 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 halftone

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  • Introduction: The Mann Act and Federal Sexual Surveillance
  • 1. The American Myth of White Slavery
  • 2. A National White Slavery Squad
  • 3. Endangered Daughters
  • 4. Creating a Moral Quarantine
  • 5. Defining Immoral Purposes
  • 6. Policing Seduction and Adultery
  • 7. Coerced Sex and Forced Prostitution
  • 8. The FBI’s Assault on Sex Trafficking
  • Conclusion: Can the Country’s Moral Borders Be Policed?
  • Note on Sources
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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While technology used in policing has improved, it hasn’t progressed, says Khalil Gibran Muhammad, if racial biases are built into those new technologies. This excerpt from his book, The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, shows that for the reform called for by the current protests against systemic racism and racially-biased policing to be fulfilled, the police—especially those at the top—will need to change their pre-programmed views on race and the way they see the Black citizens they are supposed to “serve and protect.”