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Crisis and Control: The Militarization of Protest Policing

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Crisis and Control explains how neoliberal transformations of political and economic systems are militarising the policing of protest, based on a compelling empirical study of police agencies and practices from 1995 until the present. Lesley J. Wood shows that the increasing role of the security and defense industries, professional police associations, anti-terrorism initiatives and 'best practices' in policing networks have accelerated the use of less lethal weapons, pre-emptive arrests, infiltration and barricading ...

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Crisis and Control: The Militarization of Protest Policing
2014, Pluto Press (UK)

ISBN-13: 9780745333885

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