Against the Grain

A Theory of Police Power

Demands for police reform that emphasize accountability, transparency, respect for civil liberties, or the restructuring of police agencies miss the point. So argues Mark Neocleous, who lays out what he calls a critical theory of police power, linking it to the war power, vagrancy legislation, and the exigencies of capital.

Social Justice

Mark Neocleous, A Critical Theory of Police Power: The Fabrication of the Social Order Verso, 2021

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