By Steve Herbert
Policing house is an engaging firsthand account of ways the la Police division makes an attempt to manage its gigantic, heterogeneous territory. As such, the e-book deals a unprecedented, ground-level examine the connection among the keep an eye on of house and the workout of energy. writer Steve Herbert spent 8 months gazing one patrol department of the LAPD at the task. A compelling tale in itself, his fieldwork with the officials within the Wilshire department provides readers an in depth view of the complicated components at play in how the police outline and keep watch over territory, how they make and mark house. A outstanding ethnography of a robust police division, underscored all through with telling on-the-scene vignettes, this booklet is additionally an strangely extensive research of the workout of territorial power-and of territoriality as a key part of police strength. specific in its program of fieldwork and idea to this complicated topic, it's going to end up invaluable to readers in city and political geography, city and political sociology, and criminology, in addition to those that ask yourself in regards to the workings of the LAPD.