The End of Policing

Author(s): Alex S. Vitale
Original Publish Date: Oct 10, 2017
Product Number: EB00680932
Released: Oct 10, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781784782917
Publisher: Verso
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The problem is not overpolicing, it is policing itself. Why we need to defund the police and how we get there. Recent weeks have seen an explosion of protest against police brutality and repression. Among activists, journalists and politicians, the conversation about how to respond and improve policing has focused on accountability, diversity, training, and community relations. Unfortunately, these reforms will not produce results, either alone or in combination. The core of the problem must be addressed: the nature of modern policing itself. This book attempts to spark public discussion by revealing the tainted origins of modern policing as a tool of social control. It shows how the expansion of police authority is inconsistent with community empowerment, social justice— even public safety. Drawing on groundbreaking research from across the world, and covering virtually every area in the increasingly broad range of police work, Alex Vitale demonstrates how law enforcement has come to exacerbate the very problems it is supposed to solve. In contrast, there are places where the robust implementation of policing alternatives—such as legalization, restorative justice, and harm reduction—has led to a decrease in crime, spending, and injustice. The best solution to bad policing may be an end to policing.

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Author(s): Alex S. Vitale
Narrator(s): Michael Butler Murray
Product Number Z100148571
Released: Apr 09, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781977362179

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