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Above the Law : Police and the Excessive Use of Force - 93 edition

Above the Law : Police and the Excessive Use of Force (ISBN10: 0029291534; ISBN13: 9780029291535)
ISBN13: 978-0029291535
ISBN10: 0029291534

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0029293126
ISBN10: 002929312X

Summary: 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.

Edition/Copyright: 93
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Free Press
Published: 02/07/1994
International: No



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