Reflected almost daily in headlines, the enormous rift between the police and the communities they serveespecially African American communitiesremains 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 be transformed into mutual respect? Howard Rahtz addresses this issue, first tracing the history of race riots in the US and then drawing on both the lessons of that history and his own first-hand experience to offer a realistic approach for developing and maintaining a police force that is a true community partner.
|Publisher:||Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Howard Rahtz served for nearly two decades with the Cincinnati Police Department, retiring in 2007 as commander of the Vice Control Unit. He currently teaches at police academies in the area and speaks nationally on police reform. He is the author, most recently, of Race, Riots, and the Police.