The Furman University Libraries’ vision statement is “Engage. Enlighten. Empower.” In the wake of the horrific events that took place this week we have compiled a small selection of library resources for those who may be searching for information about police brutality, racial profiling, social protests, and the point of view of police officers. It is our hope that our patrons will find these books, videos, and article databases to be engaging, enlightening, and empowering.
Pulled over: how police stops define race and citizenship
Race and police brutality: roots of an urban dilemma
Cop watch: spectators, social media, and police reform
Working the street : police discretion and the dilemmas of reform
Not guilty: twelve Black men speak out on law, justice, and life
Every mother’s son (DVD)
Suspicion nation : the inside story of the Trayvon Martin injustice and why we continue to repeat it
Police traffic stops and racial profiling: resolving management, labor, and civil rights conflicts
Human rights and policing
Does race matter? : the relationship between race and arrests for traffic violations for Greenville City and Greenville County
by Yendelela Neely, Furman University Political Science Senior Honors Essay winner, 2nd place, 2003 (Yendelela Neely Anderson was recently elected to the Furman University Board of Trustees)
Police shootings and citizen behavior
Tweets and the streets : social media and contemporary activism
New media and public activism
Arrest discretion of police officers: the impact of varying organizational structures
Death work: police, trauma, and the psychology of survival
L.A. riots revisited
streaming video from Films on Demand
Race, place, and suburban policing : too close for comfort
CQ Researcher – This database covers the most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, insight into all sides of the issues, bibliographies and more. See report on “Crime and Police Conduct” published in June 2016.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service – NCJRS is a federally sponsored information clearinghouse for people around the country and the world involved with research, policy, and practice related to criminal and juvenile justice and drug control. NCJRS hosts one of the largest criminal and juvenile justice libraries and databases in the world, the NCJRS Abstracts Database. The collection, with holdings from the early 1970s to the present, contains more than 160,000 publications, reports, articles, and audiovisual products from the United States and around the world. These resources include statistics, research findings, program descriptions, congressional hearing transcripts, and training materials.
The library subscribes to numerous newspaper databases which provide full text access to current events.
Films on Demand – Films on Demand is a source of high-quality video and multimedia for academic, vocational and life-skills content. Streaming video is available in a variety of subject areas. There currently is an issue with Chrome browser and Adobe Flash. If you have a problem viewing films using Chrome, please try another browser.