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When Police Kill

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$19.95 • £15.95 • €18.00

ISBN 9780674986800

Publication Date: 11/12/2018


320 pages

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

37 graphs, 1 line illustration, 28 tables


  • Preface
  • I. The Character and Causes of Police Killings
    • 1. The Double Transformation of Police Killings in America
    • 2. Killings by Police: The Numbers Game
    • 3. Who Dies, Where, and Why?
    • 4. Only in America? Police Killings in Other Modern Nations
    • 5. The Problem of Police Safety
    • 6. Trends over Time in Killings of and by Police in the United States
    • 7. Public Costs and Consequences
  • II. Prevention and Control of Police Killings
    • 8. The Missing Links: Reporting, Documentation, and Evaluation in a Federal System
    • 9. Mission Impossible? The Limits and Potential of Criminal Law in Police Violence
    • 10. Cops and Cameras
    • 11. The Heart of the Matter: Governance and Training for Local Policing
    • 12. American Possibilities, American Limits
  • Appendix 1: Elements of a National Reporting System with Required Information and Contacts for Police Shootings and Injury Reports from Departments of Police
  • Appendix 2: Notes on Killings of and by the Police in Canada
  • Appendix 3: The Guardian Six-Month Sample
  • Notes
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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