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The iron fist and the velvet glove

an analysis of the U.S. police

2d. ed.
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This edition published in by Center for Research on Criminal Justice in Berkeley, Calif.

Written in English

232 pages

This book presents a concept of the role of police in society as basically repressive. The authors give a historical account of the rise of police from early slave patrols to the present to bolster their position that the police are a repressive force. Instances of police brutality and police control of demonstrators are examined. Technological advances and equipment to aid police departments are pointed to as examples in the police arsenal of repression. Police political surveillance is described, and private security police come under fire also for protecting corporate property and investments.

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The iron fist and the velvet glove: an analysis of the U.S. police
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The iron fist and the velvet glove

an analysis of the U.S. police

2d. ed.

This edition published in by Center for Research on Criminal Justice in Berkeley, Calif.


Edition Description

This book presents a concept of the role of police in society as basically repressive. The authors give a historical account of the rise of police from early slave patrols to the present to bolster their position that the police are a repressive force. Instances of police brutality and police control of demonstrators are examined. Technological advances and equipment to aid police departments are pointed to as examples in the police arsenal of repression. Police political surveillance is described, and private security police come under fire also for protecting corporate property and investments.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
II. Origins and development of the police. 1. The first police
2. Growth of police
III. Professionalizing the police. 3. The police and the progressive movement
4. World War II to the 1960's
5. The Law Enforcement Assistance Administration
6. Police militancy
IV. The iron fist. 7. The military-corporate model
8. Technology
9. SWAT
10. Political surveillance
V. The velvet glove. 11. The pacification model
12. Women on patrol
13. Team policing
VI. Expanding for business. 14. Rent-a-cop : the private security industry
15. Policing the empire
VII. Conclusion. 16. Police in the 1970's
17. Summarizing experience
18. Implications for organizing
VIII. Resources. 19. Bibliography
20. Research guide
21. Documents.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
363.2
Library of Congress
HV8138 .I76 1977

The Physical Object

Pagination
232 p. :
Number of pages
232

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24403050M
Internet Archive
ironfistvelvetgl00cent
OCLC/WorldCat
2951494

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