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


""The Politics of Force" is one of the best books in the media and politics field that I have read in some time. The book explains how the majority of cases involving police use of force never become reported as 'brutality.' Perhaps more importantly, it also explains why some cases are reported as brutality, and how such reporting affects public policy debates. This book makes a big contribution and it is a good read in the bargain."--W. Lance Bennett, author of "News: The Politics of Illusion

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Berkeley, CA
Publication year:
  • 2001


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