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Making News of Police Violence: A Comparative Study of Toronto and New York City (Hardback)
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Making News of Police Violence: A Comparative Study of Toronto and New York City (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 30/08/2000
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Although many people consider excessive police violence disconcerting, if, when, and how they voice their opinion or respond by taking some sort of action has generally remained empirically unknown. In the hope of understanding this process, Ross has developed a four-stage model, based on a review of the literature and on interviews with the relevant actors. He then uses this tool to analyze police violence that occurred in Toronto, Canada and New York City, over a fifteen-year period. To better focus the study, he uses in-depth case studies of three well-publicized cases of police violence from each city, matched on important criteria.

This study addresses a difficult, timely, and important topic for victims, for police personnel, and for society. Ross concludes that, in general, most individuals do not respond to police use of excessive force; further, if and when they do usually depends on the context of the violence. Using both quantitative and qualitative methods, Ross's model integrates a variety of approaches to improve our understanding of how communities come to define and control the use of force by police, including literature on the role of media efforts and their impact upon police violence. The work concludes with an analysis of the reasons why people react so infrequently to incidents of excessive force.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780275968250
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 494 g
Dimensions: 240 x 150 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Recommended to scholars in the fields of criminology, comparative law, law and society, media studies, and journalism. Advanced undergraduates and graduate students will find it accessible. Ross's appendix on methodology should be of particular interest to scholars from multiple arenas of inquiry interested in pursuing case study approaches to the investigation of legal and political phenomena."-The Law and Politics Book Review
"A useful resource for researchers and professional practitioners."-Choice
"[P]rovide[s] useful insights and I would be happy to recommend it to students and practitioners. It has lessons beyond Toronto and the NYPD."-International Journal of Police Science & Management
..."applaud Ross for his research."-Canada Law Book
"YProvideYs useful insights and I would be happy to recommend it to students and practitioners. It has lessons beyond Toronto and the NYPD."-International Journal of Police Science & Management
?...applaud Ross for his research.??Canada Law Book
?...applaud Ross for his research.?-Canada Law Book
?A useful resource for researchers and professional practitioners.?-Choice
?Recommended to scholars in the fields of criminology, comparative law, law and society, media studies, and journalism. Advanced undergraduates and graduate students will find it accessible. Ross's appendix on methodology should be of particular interest to scholars from multiple arenas of inquiry interested in pursuing case study approaches to the investigation of legal and political phenomena.?-The Law and Politics Book Review
?[P]rovide[s] useful insights and I would be happy to recommend it to students and practitioners. It has lessons beyond Toronto and the NYPD.?-International Journal of Police Science & Management
.,."applaud Ross for his research."-Canada Law Book

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