Police-Community Relations in Times of Crisis: Decay and Reform in the Post-Ferguson Era

Ross Deuchar, Vaughn J. Crichlow, Seth W. Fallik

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Abstract

The death of Michael Brown at the hands of a white Ferguson police officer has uncovered an apparent legitimacy crisis at the heart of American policing. Some have claimed that de-policing may have led officers to become less proactive.

How exactly has the policing of gangs and violence changed in the post-Ferguson era? This book explores this question, drawing on participant observation field notes, and in-depth interviews with officers, offenders, practitioners and community members in a Southern American state.

As demands for police reform have once again come into focus following George Floyd’s death, this crucial book informs future policing practice to promote effective crime prevention and gain public trust.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherThe Bristol University Press
Number of pages176
ISBN (Electronic)9781529210637
ISBN (Print)9781529210613, 9781529210606
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2021

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