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DAVID CORREIA and TYLER WALL discuss their nonfiction book POLICE: A FIELD GUIDE

Police: A Field Guide (Verso Books)

Join author/activists David Correia and Tyler Wall for an in-depth discussion on the language that we use to talk about policing and police reform in the hopes that understanding the historical context of these terms will help us move beyond the limits of police reform and toward a society free from police violence and free from police entirely.

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 friendly, Tasers, curfews, non-compliance, or reformist discourses about so-called bad apples. In a series of short chapters, each focusing on a single term, such as the beat, order, badge, throw-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, Knoxville.

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Police: A Field Guide Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781786630148
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Verso - March 13th, 2018