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Police Violence in America, 1869-1920 : 256 Incidents Involving Death or Injury (Paperback) (Kerry

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Police violence is not a new phenomenon. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, police officers in America assaulted or killed many ordinary citizens, often during improper detainments or arrests where no threat existed or no crime had been committed. Based on hundreds of newspaper accounts from 1869 through 1920, this history provides a chronological listing of interactions between police and unarmed citizens in which the citizens—some of them minors—were assaulted or killed. Police who committed such acts often lied to protect themselves, assisted by fellow officers and encouraging the media to demonize the victims. The author provides information on the prosecution and punishment of officers where available.
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Criminology, Violence in Society, United States / General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Kerry Segrave
Language: English
Street Date: August 30, 2016
TCIN: 51278864
UPC: 9781476664835
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-4067

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