Saturday, January 12, 2013

Sunday, January 13th: Next WHY? Radio: "Holding the Police Accountable" with guest Samuel Walker

WHY? Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life

"Holding the Police Accountable"
An interview with Guest Samuel Walker

Sunday, January 13, 5 p.m. central time.

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"Police misconduct is nothing new in the United States. Use of excessive force, unjustified shootings, race discrimination, and a general lack of accountability for official conduct have been serious problems since the first police departments were created in the early nineteenth century. Although today's media coverage of these major police offenses portrays otherwise, significant progress has been made in reducing police misconduct."
- From Samuel Walker's latest book, "The New World of Police Accountability."

Professor Samuel Walker has taught at University of Nebraska at Omaha for three decades. He is the author of 11 books and numerous articles on policing, the history of criminal justice, public policy on crime and the issues of civil liberties. He also has written books on the control of judicial discretion in the criminal justice system, hate crimes, race and ethnicity in American criminal justice, and the relationship between rights and the community in American society.

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