Library Resources Examining Police Use of Excessive Force


Frontline: Policing the Police
DVD Collection HV8148.N54 P653 2016

By Wendy Moore

The first Race and Law Forum for 2018 examines police use of excessive force presented by J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law Emeritus Thomas Eaton held on February 13 from 11:45 am – 12:45 pm in Classroom A.  The Law Library has many resources on the topic of law enforcement use of excessive force.  Below are a few recent examples if you want to explore the topic further.  Helpful terms when searching include:  Police brutality / Police misconduct / Police-community relations / Racism in criminology / Discrimination in law enforcement

In addition to the DVD and books shown here, the U.S. Government also has documents online, including:


When Police Kill / by Franklin E. Zimring
Basement HV8031 .Z56 2017


Chokehold: Policing Black Men / by Paul Butler
Basement HV8141 .B88 2017


Federal Intervention in American Police Departments / by Stephen Rushin
Balcony KF5399 .R87 2017


The Police in a Free Society: Safeguarding Rights While Enforcing the Law / by Todd Douglas
Balcony KF5399 .D68 2017


Ferguson’s Fault Lines: the Race Quake that Rocked a Nation / edited by Kimberly Jade Norwood
Basement HV9956.F47 F47 2016


Justice While Black : Helping African-American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System / by Robbin Shipp and Nick Chiles
Balcony KF4757 .S53 2014

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