When Police Kill

Author: Franklin E. Zimring

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067497218X

Category: Law

Page: 305

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Franklin Zimring compiles data from federal records, crowdsourced research, and investigative journalism to provide a comprehensive, fact-based picture of how, when, where, and why police use deadly force. He offers prescriptions for how federal, state, and local governments could reduce killings at minimum cost without risking officers’ lives.
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The New World of Police Accountability

Author: Samuel E. Walker,Carol A. Archbold

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544339208

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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Completely revised to cover recent events and research, the Third Edition of The New World of Police Accountability provides an original and comprehensive analysis of some of the most important developments in police accountability and reform strategies. With a keen and incisive perspective, esteemed authors and policing researchers, Samuel Walker and Carol Archbold, address the most recent developments and provide an analysis of what works, what reforms are promising, and what has proven unsuccessful. The book’s analysis draws on current research, as well as the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing and the reforms embodied in Justice Department consent decrees. New to the Third Edition: The national crisis over police legitimacy and use of force is put into context through extensive discussions of recent police shootings and the response to this national crisis, providing readers a valuable perspective on the positive steps that have been taken and the limits of those steps. Coverage of the issues related to police officer uses of force is now the prevailing topic in Chapter 3 and includes detailed discussion of the topic, including de-escalation, tactical decision making, and the important changes in training related to these issues. An updated examination of the impact of technology on policing, including citizens’ use of recording devices, body-worn cameras, open data provided by police agencies, and use of social media, explores how technology contributes to police accountability in the United States. A complete, up-to-date discussion of citizen oversight of the police provides details on the work of selected oversight agencies, including the positive developments and their limitations, enabling readers to have an informed discussion of the subject. Detailed coverage of routine police activities that often generate public controversy now includes such topics as responding to mental health calls, domestic violence calls, and police "stop and frisk" practices. Issues related to policing and race relations are addressed head-on through a careful examination of the data, as well as the impact of recent reforms that have attempted to achieve professional, bias-free policing.
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The Killing Consensus

Police, Organized Crime, and the Regulation of Life and Death in Urban Brazil

Author: Graham Denyer Willis

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520285719

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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We hold many assumptions about police work—that it is the responsibility of the state, or that police officers are given the right to kill in the name of public safety or self-defense. But in The Killing Consensus, Graham Denyer Willis shows how in São Paulo, Brazil, killing and the arbitration of “normal” killing in the name of social order are actually conducted by two groups—the police and organized crime—both operating according to parallel logics of murder. Based on three years of ethnographic fieldwork, Willis's book traces how homicide detectives categorize two types of killing: the first resulting from “resistance” to police arrest (which is often broadly defined) and the second at the hands of a crime "family' known as the Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC). Death at the hands of police happens regularly, while the PCC’s centralized control and strict moral code among criminals has also routinized killing, ironically making the city feel safer for most residents. In a fractured urban security environment, where killing mirrors patterns of inequitable urbanization and historical exclusion along class, gender, and racial lines, Denyer Willis's research finds that the city’s cyclical periods of peace and violence can best be understood through an unspoken but mutually observed consensus on the right to kill. This consensus hinges on common notions and street-level practices of who can die, where, how, and by whom, revealing an empirically distinct configuration of authority that Denyer Willis calls sovereignty by consensus.
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Understanding Terrorism in America

From the Klan to Al Qaeda

Author: Christopher Hewitt

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415277655

Category: Political Science

Page: 154

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Christopher Hewitt's comprehensive book surveys the characteristics and causes of terrorism and governmental responses to it. He also examines the organizational structure of terrorist networks, how they are financed and their ideological agendas. Groups covered include: Islamic fundamentalists, white and black racists, black nationalists, revolutionary communists, neo-Nazis, militant Jewish groups, anti-abortionists and émigré groups. This book is essential reading for students of American politics and terrorism. It also provides a highly readable account for interested readers wishing to know more about a topic which has recently become tragically relevant to world affairs.
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Shoot to Kill

Police Accountability, Firearms and Fatal Force

Author: Maurice Punch

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847424724

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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'Shoot To Kill' provides a fresh, accessible and much-needed overview of a controversial topic, especially after the shooting of Jean-Charles De Menezes in 2005.
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Love Me Or I'll Kill You

Author: Lee Butcher

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786037822

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

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Love At First Sight Angel-faced Paula Guitierrez was 15 when she met 14-year-old Nestor (Chino) DeJesus on a subway platform in New York City. Almost immediately they began a torrid affair fueled by sex and marijuana. But while Chino charmed Paula's parents, behind closed doors he was a sadistic control freak who forced Paula into submission and beat her when she tried to escape. And A Gun With A Plan Moving to Tampa, Florida, the couple found themselves penniless and hungry with a two-year-old daughter to feed. The only thing going for them was a semiautomatic Mac 11 pistol and a reckless plan. On the morning of July 6, 2001, the sordid saga of Paula and Chino finally reached its inevitable violent end. Make A Deadly Pact Hats and bandannas over their faces, the desperate duo rushed into a bank with their gun raised and walked out with $10,000. Believing they'd made a clean getaway, within the hour they found themselves in a tense standoff with two SWAT teams--one cop dead in the street. The only way out was suicide. Pointing the guns at themselves, Chino began counting to three. . .but only one would die. Includes 16 Pages Of Shocking Photos!
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Shooting to Kill

Socio-Legal Perspectives on the Use of Lethal Force

Author: Simon Bronitt,Miriam Gani,Saskia Hufnagel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782250425

Category: Law

Page: 342

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The present book brings together perspectives from different disciplinary fields to examine the significant legal, moral and political issues which arise in relation to the use of lethal force in both domestic and international law. These issues have particular salience in the counter terrorism context following 9/11 (which brought with it the spectre of shooting down hijacked airplanes) and the use of force in Operation Kratos that led to the tragic shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes. Concerns about the use of excessive force, however, are not confined to the terrorist situation. The essays in this collection examine how the state sanctions the use of lethal force in varied ways: through the doctrines of public and private self-defence and the development of legislation and case law that excuses or justifies the use of lethal force in the course of executing an arrest, preventing crime or disorder or protecting private property. An important theme is how the domestic and international legal orders intersect and continually influence one another. While legal approaches to the use of lethal force share common features, the context within which force is deployed varies greatly. Key issues explored in this volume are the extent to which domestic and international law authorise pre-emptive use of force, and how necessity and reasonableness are legally constructed in this context.
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First We'll Kill My Husband

Author: Lyn Riddle

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786032049

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

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A Murdered Husband. . . Gulf War veteran Doug Gissendaner would do anything for a friend, a stranger, or the wife who broke every rule in the marriage book. Now, investigators were scouring the Georgia woods not far from Doug's home. They'd already found the charred wreckage of his car. They knew they were looking for a body. . . A Hitman Who Killed For Love. . . Gregory Owen had been having an on-again, off-again affair with Doug's wife for years. Then Kelly Gissendaner told Greg it was time for her husband to die. With a knife and a plan, Greg forced Doug to drive into the woods. When Greg finished his savage, cold-blooded deed, Kelly showed up to make sure Doug was dead. A Woman On Death Row. . . This is the astounding true story of the only woman on Georgia's Death Row and the chilling, account of how she got there. From the hold Kelly had over a good and decent man to her dramatic, controversial trial, First We'll Kill My Husband captures the lies, schemes, and manipulations of a woman totally bent on murder. . . Includes 16 pages of shocking photos! Lyn Riddle is a freelance writer and journalist whose work regularly appears in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and The Atlanta Constitution. She is the author of Family Blood: The Murder that Shattered an All-American Home and Ashes to Ashes. She lives in Simpsonville (near Greenville), SC.
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Dead Run

The Murder of a Lawman and the Greatest Manhunt of the Modern American West

Author: Dan Schultz

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250023424

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

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Evoking Krakauer's Into the Wild, Dan Schultz tells the extraordinary true story of desperado survivalists, a brutal murder, and vigilante justice set against the harsh backdrop of the Colorado wilderness On a sunny May morning in 1998 in Cortez, Colorado, three desperados in a stolen truck opened fire on the town cop, shooting him twenty times; then they blasted their way past dozens of police cars and disappeared into 10,000 square miles of the harshest wilderness terrain on the North American continent. Self-trained survivalists, the outlaws eluded the most sophisticated law enforcement technology on the planet and a pursuit force that represented more than seventy-five local, state, and federal police agencies with dozens of swat teams, U.S. Army Special Forces, and more than five hundred officers from across the country. Dead Run is the first in-depth account of this sensational case, replete with overbearing local sheriffs, Native American trackers, posses on horseback, suspicion of vigilante justice and police cover-ups, and the blunders of the nation's most exalted crime-fighters pursuing outlaws into territory in which only they could survive.
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Racialization, Crime, and Criminal Justice in Canada

Author: Wendy Chan,Dorothy Chunn

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442605766

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Race still matters in Canada, and in the context of crime and criminal justice, it matters a lot. In this book, the authors focus on the ways in which racial minority groups are criminalized, as well as the ways in which the Canadian criminal justice system is racialized. Employing an intersectional analysis, Chan and Chunn explore how the connection between race and crime is further affected by class, gender, and other social relations.The text covers not only conventional topics such as policing, sentencing, and the media, but also neglected areas such as the criminalization of immigration, poverty, and mental illness.
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