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978-1-4985-5359-9 • Hardback • December 2017 • $105.00 • (£81.00)
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Sandra E. Weissinger is assistant professor of sociology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Dwayne A. Mack is professor of history at Berea College.
Sandra E. Weissinger and Dwayne A. Mack
1. Policing with Impunity: Racialized Policing in the 21st Century
Dwayne A. Mack and Felicia W. Mack
2 Police Use of Force: Practices, Policies, and the Law
3 The Psychological Impact of Policing on African American Students
Ashley N. Hurst, Marlon L. Bailey, Nolan Krueger, Ramya Garba, and Kevin Cokley
4 Criminalizing Hope: Policing Latino/a Immigrant Bodies for Profit
Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas and Hector Y. Adames
5 Strengthening the Sanctuary: Institutional Policies to Support DACA Students
Dee Hill-Zuganelli and F. Tyler Sergent
6 Sexual Assault (Threat): Policing Brown Women’s Bodies on the Mexico-U.S. Border
Rebecca G. Martínez
7 “They Don’t Really Care about Us”: Policing Black and Brown Lives and Futures
Derrick R. Brooms
8 To Protect and Serve: Examining Race, Law Enforcement Culture and Social Work Practice
Shakira A. Kennedy, Folusho Otuyelu, and Warren K. Graham
9 Leaders are Dealers in Hope: A Look at the Intentional Actions Called for in the Forward through Ferguson Report
Sandra E. Weissinger
10 Unfriending the Policing Culture: The Reawakened Black Consciousness
Although many aspects of law enforcement in its function of social control have been well documented, much less analyzed are the mechanisms, beliefs, and ideologies that govern police policies, enforcement, discourse, and, by extension, the minority experience, particularly of black and brown people. Seeking active engagement, reform, and social justice in the age of Black Lives Matter, Weissinger and Mack masterfully document one of the country’s most consequential historical issues—social and criminal injustice by the criminal justice system, particularly in police institutions. Contributing authors vividly assess and masterfully delineate the historical, social, legal, philosophical, and ideological forces shaping and reshaping the black and Latino/a experience with police and the mainstream US. In the current highly charged political climate, the book is a timely education in policing minority communities and race/ethnic relations and vital for sociology, history, ethnic/minority studies, and criminal justice collections. Definitely a must read for anyone interested in better understanding the black and brown experience with police in the US and for those vested in positive transformation as Americans strive for better lives, a better future.
Summing Up: Highly recommended. All public and academic levels/libraries.
— Choice Reviews
A provocative look at our failed criminal justice system, this timely book’s probing chapters delineate well its racialized and chronically problematical policing operations. Sensitive to the humanity of those involved, police officers and those they often oppress, these savvy scholars provide insightful historical, institutional, and reform-oriented analyses for all concerned with creating a fairer and more just America.
— Joe Feagin, Texas A&M University