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Research Guide: Police Brutality (History): Home
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Traces the history of the relationship between African Americans and the New Orleans' law enforcement from World War II to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, describing the police harassment of civil rights workers in the 1950s, aggressive law enforcement techniques used in the 1970s, incidents of brutality and corruption, and other related topics.
An examination of incidents of police brutality that take place in urban environments, exploring why minority citizens appear to be the primary targets, and discussing how theories and research on social identity, stereotypes, and emotions can allow the complex social issue to be effectively addressed.