Cops on Campus: Rethinking Safety and Confronting Police Violence (Hardcover)

Cops on Campus: Rethinking Safety and Confronting Police Violence By Yalile Suriel (Editor), Grace Watkins (Editor), Jude Paul Matias Dizon (Editor) Cover Image
By Yalile Suriel (Editor), Grace Watkins (Editor), Jude Paul Matias Dizon (Editor)
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Interrogates the relationship between higher education and the carceral state

Over the last five years, headlines have thrust campus police departments from relative obscurity into the national spotlight. Campus constituents have called for campus police, as a tangible manifestation of the War on Crime within the sphere of higher education, to be disarmed, defunded, and abolished. Using a multidisciplinary approach that draws from the fields of history, American studies, ethnic studies, criminology, higher education, and sociology, Cops on Campus provides critical perspectives on the organization and social consequences of campus policing. Chapters uncover details of the structure and culture of university police--some of the best-funded and largest private police forces in the nation--and examine the institution in relation to racialized and gendered violence, racial profiling, and the surveillance of marginalized communities on and off campus. The volume also features interviews with students, staff, and faculty activists to showcase efforts to redefine and reimagine campus safety and explore alternatives for the future.

About the Author

Yalile Suriel is assistant professor of history at the University of Minnesota. Grace Watkins is a law student at Yale University. Jude Paul Matias Dizon is assistant professor of higher education leadership at California State University, Stanislaus. John J. Sloan III is professor emeritus at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and author of Criminal Justice Ethics: A Framework for Analysis. Contributors: Jacob Anbinder, Davarian L. Baldwin, Lucien Baskin, Kacie Lucchini Butcher, Andrew Pedro Guerrero, Brendan Hornbostel, Matthew Johnson, Jael Karandi, Erica R. Meiners, Eli Meyerhoff, Vanessa Miller, Nick Mitchell, Kamaria B. Porter, Ryan Flaco Rising, Dylan Rodriguez, Zach Schwartz-Weinstein, Stephen Averill Sherman, and Vineeta Singh

Product Details
ISBN: 9780295752204
ISBN-10: 0295752203
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication Date: February 6th, 2024
Pages: 296
Language: English