TITLE

Federal Civil Rights Lawsuits and Civil Gideon: A Solution to Disproportionate Police Force?

AUTHOR(S)
Mathern, Andrew J.
PUB. DATE
April 2012
SOURCE
Journal of Gender, Race & Justice;Spring2012, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p353
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers the author's view on the need to amend the 42 United States Congress (USC) Section (S) 1983. The author states that S 1983 has not been effective in preventing police brutality. The author cites that amending the section is an important step to ensure that police have to justify the use of force on a consistent basis. The author also mentions that amending the section addresses the paradox that people should assert their civil rights and achieve the remedy they deserve.
ACCESSION #
76130388

 

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