In Police-Related Deaths in the United States, David Baker interviews the family members of United States (US) civilians that American police officers have killed. Baker examines seven police-related deaths that are related to ethnic minority groups, mentally impaired and transgender people. With these case studies, Baker underlines that the US criminal justice and the policing system attempt to retain public confidence by circumventing investigations and accountability of police-related deaths, resulting in the continuation of lethal force. These contexts and other thematic examples illustrate that policing practices corrodes American society’s core fabric: freedom, liberty, and rights.
|Number of pages
|Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice
|Published - 11 Jun 2022