The End of Policing

The End of Policing

This book attempts to spark public discussion by revealing the tainted origins of modern policing as a tool of social control. It shows how the expansion of police authority is inconsistent with community empowerment, social justice— even public safety. Drawing on groundbreaking research from across the world, and covering virtually every area in the increasingly broad range of police work, Alex Vitale demonstrates how law enforcement has come to exacerbate the very problems it is supposed to solve.

In contrast, there are places where the robust implementation of policing alternatives—such as legalization, restorative justice, and harm reduction—has led to a decrease in crime, spending, and injustice. The best solution to bad policing may be an end to policing.

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  • Thomas

    Such an unfortunately relevant and timely book with the ongoing police brutality and militarization of police against protestors in the United States. The End of Policing shows that instead of police ...

  • Sarah Ames-Foley

    PSA: The ebook version of this is currently FREE on the publisher's website and can be delivered in multiple formats!A kinder, gentler, and more diverse war on the poor is still a war on the poor.this...

  • Onyango Makagutu

    Demilitarize the police. Reduce policing. Build more humane societies. End war on drugs and on terror. Heck, just do away with the fucking police....

  • Roy Lotz

    A kinder, gentler, and more diverse war on the poor is still a war on the poor. Like many white Americans, I was complacent about the problem of police violence for many years. I figured that there...

  • Mara

    This is a book that genuinely opened up my mind to a new way of imagining what is possible. Vitale's book is a compelling argument from history, sociological data, and lived experience that the police...

  • Kaelan Ratcliffe??????? ??????????????? ????????

    Uncompromising Institutional Analysis There came a point, about halfway through this book, where the full gravity of the situation of American policing hit me like a frieght train. The truth is, th...

  • Meriam Mabrouk

    This is a timely book that discusses policing in an accessible way in its variable forms: border policing, policing of communities of colour, policing of sex workers, drugs, schools and so on. I found...

  • Avery

    As a sociological study, this book succeeds spectacularly. As a political manifesto, not so much. The value of this book derives primarily from its extensive research, data, and statistics. Vitale pre...

  • anna (Ż of readsrainbow)

    the ebook is free on the pub's site rn: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2817......

  • Sleepless Dreamer

    If you have been hearing people say, "defund the police" and are wondering what that actually means, this is absolutely the book to read. Review to come! ...