Above the Law by Skolnick Fyfe

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The now-famous videotape of the beating of Rodney King precipitated a national outcry against police violence. Skolnick and Fyfe, two of the nation's top experts on law enforcement, use the incident to introduce a revealing historical analysis of such violence and the extent of its survival in law enforcement today.

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Published May 8, 2010 by Free Press. 340 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Crime, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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They also suggest videotaping police conduct as ``a technical tool deriving from a larger principle of police reform, which is that anything we can do to reduce the insularity of police is a good thing.'' An excellent history and analysis that balances sympathy for the dangers of police wor...

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Highly publicized cases in Los Angeles, Detroit and Nashville during the past year make this study of police violence, which is likely to become a classic in law enforcement literature, especially tim

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