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Native nation economies have long been dominated by public sector activities - government programs and services and tribal government-owned businesses - which do not generate the same long-term benefits for local communities that the private sector does. In this work, editors Robert Miller, Miriam Jorgensen, Daniel Stewart, and a roster of expert authors address the underdevelopment of the private sector on American Indian reservations, with the goal of sustaining and growing Native nation communities, so that Indian Country can thrive on its own terms. Chapter authors provide the language and arguments to make the case to tribal politicians, Native communities, and allies about the importance of private sector development and entrepreneurship in Indigenous economies. This book identifies and addresses key barriers to expanding the sector, provides policy guidance, and describes several successful business models - thus offering students, practitioners, and policymakers the information they need to make change.
The Cambridge Handbook of Policing in the United States provides a comprehensive collection of essays on police and policing, written by leading experts in political theory, sociology, criminology, economics, law, public health, and critical theory. It unveils a range of experiences - from the police chief of a major metropolitan force to ordinary people targeted for policing on the street - and asks important questions about whether and why we need the police, before analyzing the law of policing, police use of force, and police violence, paying particular attention to the issue of discrimination against marginalized and vulnerable communities at the blunt end of police interference. The book also discusses technological innovations and proposals for reform. Written in accessible language, this interdisciplinary work will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in understanding the present and future of policing in the United States.
Technological advances in law enforcement can serve many goals related to both police accountability and public safety, but these advances also create a new set of issues and unintended consequences that policymakers should consider.
These are tumultuous times for policing in America. Deadly use of force by the police in large and small cities across the United States has led to protests, riots, and heated debates. Public criticism of policing, however, goes well beyond use of deadly force.
Police work itself, and the authority vested in it, is not … simply the outcome of some social contract, but it is also the expression and to some extent the perpetuator of an ongoing form of social life.
Our goal in the Cambridge Handbook of Policing in the United States is to provide a variety of different perspectives on the types of police organization, practice of policing, and the law of the police in the United States.