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Rise of the warrior cop : the militarization of America's police forces / Radley Balko.

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Author/Creator:
Balko, Radley, author.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2013
Copyright date:
2013
Imprint:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : PublicAffairs, [2013]
Copyright notice:
©2013
Format:
  • Book
  • xvi, 382 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • From Rome to writs
  • Soldiers in the streets
  • A quick history of cops in America
  • The 1960s : from root causes to brute force
  • The 1970s : pinch and retreat
  • The 1980s : us and them
  • The 1990s : it's all about the numbers
  • The 2000s : a whole new war
  • Reform.
Summary:
Relates the history of American police forces from the constables and sheriffs of the past to the modern-day SWAT teams and riot squads that blur the line between police officers and soldiers.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9781610392112
1610392116

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