Policing the open road: how cars transformed American freedom

Policing the Open Road examines how the rise of the car, that symbol of American personal freedom, inadvertently led to ever more intrusive policing--with disastrous consequences for racial equality in our criminal justice system. When Americans think of freedom, they often picture the open road. Ye...

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Main Author: Seo, Sarah A.
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, Massachusetts London, England Harvard University Press 2019
Online Access: Table of Contents
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Summary:Policing the Open Road examines how the rise of the car, that symbol of American personal freedom, inadvertently led to ever more intrusive policing--with disastrous consequences for racial equality in our criminal justice system. When Americans think of freedom, they often picture the open road. Yet nowhere are we more likely to encounter the long arm of the law than in our cars. Sarah Seo reveals how the rise of the automobile transformed American freedom in radical ways, leading us to accept--and expect--pervasive police power. As Policing the Open Road makes clear, this expectation has had far-reaching political and legal consequences.--
A "mystery of traffic" -- From "lumbering foot patrolmen" to "motor-mounted policemen" -- The automotive Fourth Amendment -- "It could happen to you" -- The right to "privacy in public" -- The Fourth Amendment tool in criminal patrol
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:339 Seiten Illustrationen
ISBN:9780674980860