Against the Grain

Policing in a Time of Austerity

Crime is way down, and law and order advocates argue that’s the result of expanded policing and other punitive measures. But sociologist Alex Vitale says there’s no evidence that’s true. He discusses how expanded policing is the flip side of neoliberal economic austerity and the slashing of social services.

Resources:

Alex Vitale,  The End of Policing Verso, 2017

 

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