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Above the Law
Above the Law
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About the Book

The now-famous videotape of the beating of Rodney King precipitated a national outcry against police violence. Skolnick and Fyfe, two of the nation's top experts on law enforcement, use the incident to introduce a revealing historical analysis of such violence and the extent of its survival in law enforcement today.
About the Author: Jerome Skolnick is Clare Clements Dean's Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkely. He is the author of The Politics of Protest and co-author of The New Blue Line.

James Fyfe is Professor of Criminal Justice at Temple University. He was a member of the New York City Police Department for sixteen years as patrolman, sergeant, and lieutenant, and also taught at the Police Academy.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780029291535
  • Publisher: Free Press
  • Publisher Imprint: Free Press
  • Depth: 19
  • Height: 229 mm
  • No of Pages: 336
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: Police and the Excessive Use of Force
  • Width: 150 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0029291534
  • Publisher Date: 19 Apr 1994
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 18 mm
  • Weight: 408 gr


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