Edge of the Knife: Police Violence in the Americas

Paul Chevigny (Author)
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Description

In Edge of the Knife, noted authority Paul Chevigny draws on years of field research to investigate torture and the use of deadly force, in addition to less drastic forms of violence, in New York, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, and Kingston. Chevigny, author of the classic Police Power, examines the sources of official violence and offers possibilities for controlling it. What emerges from his work is an image of police violence as a reflection of the larger order of a city, and a convincing argument for persistent government action against crime--including accountability for police violence.


Product Details

Price
$14.00  $12.88
Publisher
New Press
Publish Date
April 01, 1997
Pages
336
Dimensions
6.17 X 1.04 X 9.23 inches | 1.14 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781565841840
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About the Author

Paul Chevigny teaches at New York University Law School and is the author of several books on police abuse, including Police Power (1965) and Cops and Rebels (1972). He has also worked on numerous reports for Americas Watch and other human rights organizations.

Reviews

"Timely. . . . For those who struggle for a more equitable world, Chevigny's careful study provides a . . . framework for action." --Washington City Paper

"A groundbreaking work." --Boston Book Review

"A welcome antidote to more conventional narratives deploying the good cop/bad cop dichotomy." --Village Voice