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Race, Riots, and the Police

Race, Riots, and the Police

Howard Rahtz

Reflected almost daily in headlines, the enormous rift between the police and the communities they serve—especially African American communities—remains one of the major challenges facing the United States. And race-related riots continue to be a violent manifestation of that rift. Can this dismal state of affairs be changed? Can the distrust between black citizens and the police ever    More >

Problem-Oriented Policing and Crime Prevention, 2nd edition

Anthony A. Braga

Instead of merely reacting to crimes once they've been committed, can police agencies learn how to prevent offenses from occurring? Anthony Braga’s comprehensive analysis demonstrates clearly how the emerging problem-oriented policing approach is proving effective in preventing a wide range of criminal activities. Problem-Oriented Policing and Crime Prevention is the only book    More >

Problem-Oriented Policing and Crime Prevention, 2nd edition
Understanding Police Use of Force

Understanding Police Use of Force

Howard Rahtz

Rahtz provides an even-handed and comprehensive discussion of the use of force in law enforcement.    More >

Policing and Prosecuting Sexual Assault: Inside the Criminal Justice System

Cassia Spohn and Katharine Tellis

Cassia Spohn and Katharine Tellis assess the criminal justice system's response to sexual assault, exploring the complex dynamics that shape the actions of police and prosecutors. The authors draw on unparalleled access to Los Angeles detectives, prosecutors, and case files to make sense of the factors that affect the outcomes of sexual assault claims. Following cases from victim report, to    More >

Policing and Prosecuting Sexual Assault: Inside the Criminal Justice System
Race and Justice: Wrongful Convictions of African American Men

Race and Justice: Wrongful Convictions of African American Men

Marvin D. Free, Jr. and Mitch Ruesink

Choice Outstanding Academic Book! In this investigation of some 350 wrongful convictions of African American men, Marvin Free and Mitch Ruesink critically examine how issues of race undercut the larger goals of our criminal justice system. Free and Ruesink expand the focus of wrongful conviction studies to include not only homicide, but also sexual assault, drug dealing, and nonviolent    More >

 

NEWS AND NOTES

Sebastian von Einsiedel, David M. Malone & Bruno Stagno Ugarte’s The UN Security Council in the 21st Century won the Friends of ACUNS Book Award! It also received a rave review in the July issue of CHOICE: “Indispensable for students and scholars interested in just about any aspect of the UNSC.”
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