Race and Policing in America: Conflict and Reform

Race and Policing in America: Conflict and Reform

by Ronald Weitzer, Steven A. Tuch
     
 

This book is about relations between police and citizens, with a focus on racial differences.See more details below

Overview

This book is about relations between police and citizens, with a focus on racial differences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521851527
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Criminology Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Meet the Author

Ronald Weitzer is professor of sociology at George Washington University, where he has taught since 1988. His primary research interests are in criminology, with specialization in policing. He has published extensively on the issue of police-minority relations in the United States, Northern Ireland, and South Africa. A secondary area of expertise is the sex industry. His books include Current Controversies in Criminology (2003), Deviance and Social Control (2002), Sex For Sale: Prostitution, Pornography, and the Sex Industry (2000), Policing Under Fire: Ethnic Conflict and Police-Community Relations in Northern Ireland (1995), and Transforming Settler States: Communal Conflict and Internal Security in Northern Ireland and Zimbabwe (1990).

Steven A. Tuch is professor of sociology at George Washington University, where he has taught since 1983. His primary research interests are in racial stratification and public opinion. He has published extensively on these topics in such journals as American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Social Problems, Criminology, Social Psychology Quarterly, Sociological Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, and Social Science Research, among others. He is the coeditor of Racial Attitudes in the 1990s: Continuity and Change (1997). In 1997–98 he was a Fulbright Fellow in the Institute of Sociology at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

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Table of Contents

1. Police-minority relations in America; 2. Police misconduct; 3. Racially biased policing; 4. Reforming the police; 5. Conclusion: the continuing racial divide.

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