Edge of the Knife (Paperback)

From Pictograph to Ideogram: The History of 214 Essential Chinese/Japanese Characters

By Paul Chevigny

New Press, 9781565841840, 336pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1997

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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.

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.