The Politics of Force: Media and the Construction of Police Brutality

The Politics of Force: Media and the Construction of Police Brutality

Regina G. Lawrence


Lawrence broadly analyzes greater than 500 incidents of police use-of-force coated by means of the hot York occasions and the l. a. occasions from 1981 to 1991. The incidents contain yet aren't constrained to these outlined as "police brutality". Lawrence unearths the structural and cultural forces that either form the scoop and make allowance police to outline such a lot use-of-force incidents, which happen in a ways better numbers than are stated, she says. Lawrence explores the trouble of acquiring severe media views on policing regulations. She examines the criteria that made the assurance of the Rodney King beating so major, relatively after the incident was once captured on video. even as, she indicates how a rare information occasion related to the police can turn into a automobile for marginalized social teams to realize front into the media area.

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