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The Ethics of Policing: New Perspectives on Law Enforcement

Ben Jones and Eduardo Mendieta


High-profile killings by police in Ferguson, Cleveland, Baltimore, New York City, Louisville, Minneapolis, and elsewhere have sparked protests and exposed deep discontent over police practices, especially in communities of color. Investigations of US police departments came to a number of troubling findings—patterns of excessive force, enforcement activities aimed at generating revenue from low-income residents, and persistent racial disparities. These findings cast doubt on the legitimacy of policing in its current form and raise pressing questions about its proper role in a democratic societ ... More

Keywords: ethics, deadly force, historic injustice, law enforcement, legitimacy, police, police killings, race, technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781479803729
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479803729.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ben Jones, editor
Pennsylvania State University

Eduardo Mendieta, editor
Pennsylvania State University

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