Encyclopedia: Police Brutality

Overall review of police brutality: definition, causes, how to limit this, and debate about violence of police to stop crime.

“Police Brutality” is a comprehensive concept including various aspects: police brutality is a “conscious and venal” act; police brutality is hard to limited by existing law both in the world and in the United States; there is many causes and occasions of police brutality. The article also points out the accountability for and control of police brutality all over the world.  Finally, the article response to the debate whether violence can prevent crimes by giving a resounding “no”.


Chevigny, P. G. (2008). Police brutality. In L. R. Kurtz (Ed.), Encyclopedia of violence, peace and conflict (2nd ed.). Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science & Technology. Retrieved from http://ezproxy.rollins.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/estpeace/police_brutality/0?institutionId=4058



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