Abolishing the Police

by Dog Section Press in London, England, United Kingdom

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“This is the first time we are seeing… a conversation about defunding, and some people having a conversation about abolishing the police and prison state. This must be what it felt like when people were talking about abolishing slavery.” 

– Patrisse Cullors, Black Lives Matter.

Abolishing the Police (An Illustrated Introduction) is both a contribution to this conversation and an invitation to join it. It provides rigorous and accessible analyses of why we might want to abolish the police, what abolishing them would involve, and how it might be achieved, introducing readers to the rich existing traditions of anti-police theory and practice.

Its authors draw on their diverse on-the-ground experiences of political organising, protest, and resistance to policing in the UK, France, Germany, and the United States, as well as their original research in academic fields ranging from law to security studies, political theory to sociology to public health.

Without assuming any prior specialist knowledge, they present the critical tools and insights these disciplines have to offer to ongoing struggles against the injustices of policing.

About the Authors

Koshka Duff is a lecturer in political philosophy at the University of Nottingham and campaigns against police strip search abuse. 

Cat Sims is a London-based illustrator.

Contributors

Nadine El-Enany, Connor Woodman, Tanzil Chowdhury, Eddie Bruce-Jones, Becka Hudson, Arianne Shahvisi, Tom Kemp & Phe Amis, Chris Rossdale, Daniel Loick, Guy Aitchison, Sarah Lamble, Mel Brazzell & Vanessa Thompson.

Sample Illustration

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