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Above the Law

Police and the Excessive Use of Force

Skolnick Fyfe


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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.

Free Press, 9780029291535, 336pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 1994