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The Resource Down, out, and under arrest : policing and everyday life in skid row, Forrest Stuart

Down, out, and under arrest : policing and everyday life in skid row, Forrest Stuart

Label
Down, out, and under arrest : policing and everyday life in skid row
Title
Down, out, and under arrest
Title remainder
policing and everyday life in skid row
Statement of responsibility
Forrest Stuart
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In his first year working in Los Angeles's Skid Row, sociologist Forrest Stuart was stopped on the street by police fourteen times. Usually for doing little more than standing there. Juliette, a woman he met during that time, has been stopped by police well over one hundred times, arrested upward of sixty times, and has given up more than a year of her life serving week-long jail sentences. Her most common crime? Simply sitting on the sidewalk--an arrestable offense in LA. What purpose did those arrests serve, for society or for Juliette? How did we reach a point where we've cut support for our poorest citizens, yet are spending ever more on policing and prisons? That's the complicated, maddening story that Stuart tells in this close-up look at the hows and whys of policing poverty in the contemporary United States. What emerges from Stuart's years of fieldwork--not only with Skid Row residents, but with the police charged with managing them--is a tragedy built on mistakes and misplaced priorities more than on heroes and villains. He reveals a situation where a lot of people on both sides of this issue are genuinely trying to do the right thing, yet often come up short. Sometimes, in ways that do serious harm. At a time when distrust between police and the residents of disadvantaged neighborhoods has never been higher, Stuart's book helps us see where we've gone wrong, and what steps we could take to begin to change the lives of our poorest citizens--and ultimately our society itself--for the better.--From dust jacket
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stuart, Forrest
Dewey number
363.2/320869420979494
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV7936.P8
LC item number
S78 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Police-community relations
  • Urban poor
  • 71.65 criminality as a social problem
  • 88.17 police (science of public administration)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Police-community relations
  • Urban poor
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Down, out, and under arrest : policing and everyday life in skid row, Forrest Stuart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fixing the poor -- The rise of therapeutic policing -- From rabble management to recovery management -- Becoming copwise -- Training for survival -- Cooling off the block -- Policing the police
Control code
ocn920017580
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 333 pages
Isbn
9780226370811
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015046039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226370811
  • (OCoLC)920017580
Label
Down, out, and under arrest : policing and everyday life in skid row, Forrest Stuart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fixing the poor -- The rise of therapeutic policing -- From rabble management to recovery management -- Becoming copwise -- Training for survival -- Cooling off the block -- Policing the police
Control code
ocn920017580
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 333 pages
Isbn
9780226370811
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015046039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226370811
  • (OCoLC)920017580

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