Book Police use of excessive force against African Americans : historical antecedents and community perceptions / Ray Von Robertson and Cassandra D. Chaney ; afterword by Earl Smith.
Associated Name: Chaney, Cassandra, author.
Publication year: 
Call Number HV8141 .R623 2019
Media class: Book
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, an imprint of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781498539180 1498539181
Series title: Policing perspectives and challenges in the twenty-first century
Extent: xii, 194 pages ; 24 cm.
"Ray Von Robertson and Cassandra D. Chaney examine how the early antecedents of police brutality like plantation overseers, the lynching of African American males, early race riots, the Rodney King incident, and the Los Angeles Rampart Scandal have directly impacted the current relationship between communities of color and police. Using a phenomenological framework, they analyze how African American college students perceive police to determine how race, gender, and education create different realities among a demographic. Based on their qualitative and quantitative findings, Robertson and Chaney offer recommended policies and strategies for police and communities to improve relationships and perceptions between the two." -- Back cover.
Preface -- Acknowledgments / Ray V. Robertson and Cassandra D. Chaney -- Black people in America : A legacy of maltreatment -- Early antecedents of police brutality against African Americans -- Methodology -- College students' perceptions of members of law enforcement -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- Afterword / Earl Smith, PhD.