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Description - Street Justice by Marilynn S. Johnson

This book shows how the history of police brutality affects understandings of police behaviour in minority communities. Street Justice traces police brutality cases in NYC and the anti-brutality movements that sought to eradicate it, from the years after the Civil War through the 1960s. Johnson's main argument is that the idea of police brutality is historically constructed and that the culture of policing can be changed when enough political pressure is brought to bear on the problem.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780807050224
ISBN-10: 0807050229
Format: Hardback
Pages: 336
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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