Book Release: "From Enforcers to Guardians"

January 17, 2020

By Kelly Jordan

Hannah L. F. Cooper, ScD, Rollins Chair in Substance Use Disorders Research at the Rollins School of Public Health, is the co-author of a book released January 14, 2020: From Enforcers to Guardians: A Public Health Primer on Ending Police Violence (Johns Hopkins University Press), co-authored by Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, professor of Urban Policy and Health at The New School. Aimed at public health students, researchers, health departments, and anyone seeking to understand the causes and distributions of excessive police violence, the book examines police violence and its disproportionate targeting of Black communities through a public health lens.

As noted in the book’s marketing copy, the authors, “Challenge readers to recognize that the suffering created by excessive police violence extends far outside of death to include sexual, psychological, neglectful, and nonfatal physical violence as well.” 

From Enforcers to Guardians is currently available here and everywhere books are sold. 

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