Police Use of Force
Important Issues Facing the Police and the Communities They ServeBook - 2017
Police use of force has been a major concern for police departments and citizens in the United States since the 1840s when police started carrying guns. Dr. Palmiotto presents the most important issues facing the police and the communities they serve in encounters that turn violent. It starts with a thorough historical introduction, covers use of force, deadly force, non-lethal weapons, militarization of policing, racism and profiling, legal cases, psychology, perception and training, and prevention. Case studies of famous cases including Rodney King and the Ferguson shooting are presented.
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL :, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group,, 2017
Characteristics: xv, 196 pages ; 24 cm