‘Disband, Disempower, and Disarm’: Amplifying the Theory and Practice of Police Abolition

@article{McDowell2018DisbandDA,
  title={‘Disband, Disempower, and Disarm’: Amplifying the Theory and Practice of Police Abolition},
  author={Meghan G. McDowell and Luis A. Fernandez},
  journal={Critical Criminology},
  year={2018},
  volume={26},
  pages={373-391}
}
Critical criminologists have challenged the utility of efforts to reform the criminal justice system for decades, including strong calls to abolish the prison system. More recently, the rebellions in Ferguson, Baltimore, Milwaukee, and Charlotte have made racialized police violence and police reform issues of national concern. In this article, we examine abolitionist claims aimed at law enforcement institutions in the aftermath of Ferguson and other subsequent rebellions. We consider the… 

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