"Above the Law: Police and the Excessive Use of Force" Book Review by Master Researcher

"Above the Law: Police and the Excessive Use of Force"
A review of Jerome Skolnick's and James Fyfe's "Above the Law: Police and the Excessive Use of Force" on police excessive force and police brutality.
# 34168 | 1,650 words | 5 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 21, 2003 in Literature (General) , Criminology (General)


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This essay reviews James Skolnick's and James Fyfe's "Above the Law: Police and the Excessive Use of Force". It discusses the authors' examination of police excessive force and police brutality. In their view, the answer to this problem lies in better accountability. The paper adds a sociological perspective, arguing that police excessive force is related to the phenomenon of social control. The existence of prisons, for instance, necessitate police excessive force, since social elites have a need to criminalize a certain portion of the population.

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"Above the Law: Police and the Excessive Use of Force" (2003, September 21) Retrieved September 29, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/above-the-law-police-and-the-excessive-use-of-force-34168/

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""Above the Law: Police and the Excessive Use of Force"" 21 September 2003. Web. 29 September. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/above-the-law-police-and-the-excessive-use-of-force-34168/>

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