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Emory: Professor Co-Authors “From Enforcers to Guardians: A Public Health Primer on Ending Police Violence”

Dr. Hannah L. F. Cooper, Rollins Chair in Substance Use Disorders Research at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, is the co-author of a book released on January 14: “From Enforcers to Guardians: A Public Health Primer on Ending Police Violence (Johns Hopkins University Press), co-authored by Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove, professor of urban policy and Health at The New School. Aimed at public health students, researchers, health departments, and anyone seeking to understand the causes and distributions of excessive police violence, the book examines police violence and its disproportionate targeting of Black communities through a public health lens.

As noted in the book’s marketing copy, the authors, “Challenge readers to recognize that the suffering created by excessive police violence extends far outside of death to include sexual, psychological, neglectful, and nonfatal physical violence as well.” 

“From Enforcers to Guardians” is currently available online and everywhere books are sold. 

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