Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2022

248 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197627860

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Chicago's Reckoning

Racism, Politics, and the Deep History of Policing in an American City

John Hagan, Bill McCarthy, and Daniel Herda

  • Provides a meticulous case study of police misconduct and political corruption in Chicago since the late 1950s
  • Develops an exclusion-containment theory of legal cynicism to explain Chicago's legal and political history
  • Confronts harsh realities of the intersection of race, crime, and politics in a quintessential American city
  • Analyzes the causes of long-standing distrust of police and the law in Black communities in Chicago

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