Police Investments

I think we invest too much in police. I don’t mean in terms of dollars and cents but in that we expect police to provide “justice” when that is not what they are designed to do.

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Legal Cynicism — Is It Any Good?

I’m beginning to look into the concept of legal cynicism. I’m somewhat amazed that I haven’t encountered┬áthis idea before now. (You can see a recent popular application of it here.) My dissertation argues, in part,┬áthat get-tough police practices in the 1950s provoked a rise in individual and collective resistance to arrest and stop-and-frisk in poor urban black neighborhoods.

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