Esteemed authors Samuel Walker and Carol Archbold synthesizes the major developments in the area of police accountability and argues that these developments represent a new period in the history of police reform that promises to address the historic problems of police abuse. This text assesses both the achievements and limitations of police accountability and reshapes the conventional wisdom on this topic.

Key Features:-

  • Continuing national interest in the issue of racial/ethnic profiling, immigration, and police reform
  • Police department or mayoral initiated reform proposals in Cincinnati, Seattle, and New Orleans.
  • New media technology as a form of accountability.
  • Revival of Special Litigation Section Under Attorney General Eric Holder.
  • The financial crisis of the city and its inability to pay for reforms.
  • The impact of the national financial crisis on local governments.

More Details about The New World of Police Accountability

General Information  
Author(s)Samuel E Walker
PublisherSage Publications
Publish YearJanuary 2014