Police Brutality In The United States Of America

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The topic for my final paper will be focused on police brutality. I will be using the analytical concept of structural violence to explore how the police legitimize violence against African Americans in the United States of America. I will be using different case studies to illustrate how the police abuse their power and authority to discriminate against a certain race. In addition, the police try to legitimize the violence by claiming the victim to be a ‘threat’. This in turn validates the brutality caused by the police. I will also be discussing how the media uses various strategies of symbolic communication to create images and mobilize meanings, which legitimize police violence. Additionally, I will be exploring how the media dehumanizes
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