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Author LeBrón, Marisol, author

Title Policing life and death : race, violence, and resistance in Puerto Rico / Marisol LeBrón
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource
Contents Introduction : they don't care if we die -- A war against the victims -- Colonial projects -- Underground -- The continued promise of punishment -- Policing solidarity -- #ImperfectVictims -- Security from below -- Postscript : broken windows and future horizons after the storm
Summary "Policing Life and Death : Race, Violence, and Resistance in Puerto Rico examines how policing reinforces social inequality along lines of race, class, gender, and sexuality and analyzes the ways that marginalized populations push against logics and practices of criminalization. Marisol LeBrón traces the rise of punitive governance in Puerto Rico over the course of the twentieth century to the present moment. She argues that Puerto Rican elites and policy makers have turned to policing as a way of reorganizing and strengthening the state in response to deep and ongoing structural crises stemming from the island's incorporation into the United States as a colonial territory. At the same time, LeBrón provides powerful examples of how Puerto Ricans negotiate and resist their subjection to increased levels of segregation, criminalization, discrimination, and violence. Puerto Ricans are actively rejecting punitive solutions and working toward alternative understandings of justice, safety, and accountability"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 17, 2019)
Subject Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- Puerto Rico -- History -- 20th century
Discrimination in law enforcement -- Puerto Rico -- History -- 20th century
Police-community relations -- Puerto Rico -- History -- 20th century
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Infrastructure
Discrimination in criminal justice administration.
Discrimination in law enforcement.
Police-community relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
Puerto Rico.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018044143
ISBN 0520971671 electronic book
9780520971677 electronic book
hardcover alkaline paper