Police Brutality has long been a topic of discussion, both in the United States and worldwide. In our public syllabi, we aim to look at some of the many articles and other accounts that discuss police brutality. From social movements such as #blacklivesmatter to the idea of racism within police brutality, we examine the many issues that have been raised. How does a police officer decide when it is right to shoot? How long has police brutality existed? What other countries is police brutality occurring in? Our public syllabi answers all these questions along with many others.
General Idea of Police Brutality:
- Chevigny, P. G. (2008). Police brutality. In L. R. Kurtz (Ed.), Encyclopedia of violence, peace and conflict (2nd ed.). Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science & Technology.
- Mueller, B., & Stewart, N. (2017, November 13). Police Fatally Shoot Bronx Man After He Stabs Two Guards, Authorities Say. New York Times.
Direct Cause of Police Brutality
- Harris, Christopher J. 2009. “Police Use of Improper Force: A Systematic Review of the Evidence.” Victims & Offenders 4(1):25–41.
- Amanda Jane Davies (2017) Shoot/do not shoot – what are the influences? The police recruit perspective, Policing and Society, 27:5, 494-507.
Public Opinion Toward Police Brutality
- Chaney, Cassandra and Ray Robertson. n.d. “”Can We All Get Along?” Blacks’ Historical and Contemporary (In) Justice With Law Enforcement.” Western Journal of Black Studies38(2):108–22.
- Flexon, Jamie L., Richard G. Greenleaf, Dustin S. Dariano, and Dorian Gibson. 2015. “An examination of police stops and youths’ attitudes toward police: Do interracial encounters matter?” Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice 14(1):21–39.
- Chaney, C. & Robertson, R.V. J Afr Am St (2013) 17: 480.
- Carter, J. S., & Corra, M. (2016). Racial Resentment and Attitudes Toward the Use of Force by Police: An Over-Time Trend Analysis. Sociological Inquiry, 86(4), 492-511.
The Feelings in Law Enforcement Process
- Shedd, Carla. 2009. “Race and police brutality: roots of an urban dilemma.” Choice Reviews Online 47(03).
Stereotype in Law enforcement
- Hayward, Lydia E., Matthew J. Hornsey, Linda R. Tropp, and Fiona Kate Barlow. 2017. “Positive and negative intergroup contact predict Black and White Americans judgments about police violence against Black Americans.” Journal of Applied Social Psychology 47(11):605–15.
- Rashawn Ray, Melissa Brown, Neil Fraistat & Edward Summers (2017) Ferguson and the death of Michael Brown on Twitter and the evolution of collective identities, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 40:11, 1797-1813.
- Maurantonio, Nicole. 2014. “Remembering Rodney King.” Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 91(4):740–55.
- Embrick, David G. “Two Nations, Revisited: The Lynching of Black and Brown Bodies, Police Brutality, and Racial Control in ‘Post-Racial’ Amerikkka.” Critical Sociology (Sage Publications, Ltd.), vol. 41, no. 6, Sept. 2015, pp. 835-843.
- Aymer, S. (2016). “I Can’t Breathe”: A Case Study—Helping Black Men Cope With Race-Related Trauma Stemming From Police Killing and Brutality. Journal Of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 26(3-4), 367-376.
- Alang, S., McAlpine, D., McCreedy, E., & Hardeman, R. (2017). Police Brutality and Black Health: Setting the Agenda for Public Health Scholars. American Journal Of Public Health, 107(5), 662-665.
- Taylor, Jack. “‘We Are All Oscar Grant’: Police Brutality, Death, and the Work of Mourning.” Transforming Anthropology, vol. 21, no. 2, Oct. 2013, pp. 187-197.
- Hutto, J.W. & Green, R.D. J Urban Health (2016) 93(Suppl 1): 89.
- “Don’t Shoot” – Music’s Call to Attention of Police Brutality
Education of Police Brutality toward Minorities
- Mitchell, Felicia M. “Creating Space for the ‘Uncomfortable’: Discussions about Race and Police Brutality in a BSW Classroom.” Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, vol. 21, no. 3, Summer2015, pp. 4-9.
Global Police Brutality
- Mitchell, M. J., & Wood, C. H. (1999). Ironies of Citizenship: Skin Color, Police Brutality, and the Challenge to Democracy in Brazil. Social Forces, 77(3), 1001-1020.
- Campbell, C. (2014, October 15). Claims of Police Brutality Threaten to Escalate the Hong Kong Protests. Times.
- Chaos in Catalonia. (2017, October 2). The New York Times.
- Kahn, Kimberly Barsamian, Joel S. Steele, Jean M. Mcmahon, and Greg Stewart. 2017. “How suspect race affects police use of force in an interaction over time.” Law and Human Behavior41(2):117–26.
- Brown, G. R. (2016). The Blue Line on thin ice: Police use of force modifications in the era of cameraphones and YouTube. British Journal Of Criminology, 56(2), 293-312.