David Correia, Police: A Field Guide

Radical glossary of the vocabulary of policing that redefines the very way we understand law enforcement 

It doesn't take firsthand experience to learn the meaning of pain compliance or rough ride

Police: A Field Guide is an illustrated handbook to the methods, mythologies, and history that animate today's police. It is a survival manual for encounters with cops and police logic, whether it arrives in the shape of officer friendlyTaserscurfewsnon-compliance, or reformist discourses about so-called bad apples. In a series of short chapters, each focusing on a single term, such as the beatorderbadgethrow-down weapon, and much more, authors David Correia and Tyler Wall present a guide that reinvents and demystifies the language of policing in order to better prepare activists--and anyone with an open mind--on one of the key issues of our time: police brutality. In doing so, they begin to chart a future free of this violence--and of police.

David Correia is an associate professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of Properties of Violence: Law and Land Grant Struggle in Northern New Mexico

Tyler Wall is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee.

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
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ISBN: 9781786630148
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Published: Verso - March 13th, 2018

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ISBN: 9780820345024
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Published: University of Georgia Press - March 2013