An Interview with Derrick Bell: Reflections on Race, Crime, and Legal Activism

ZERO TOLERANCE: QUALITY OF LIFE AND THE NEW POLICE BRUTALITY IN NEW YORK CITY, NYU Press, 2001

8 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2008  

Andrea L. McArdle

CUNY School of Law

Date Written: April 1, 2001

Abstract

Reflecting on his then forty years of advocacy and activism, lawyer-teacher-scholar Derrick Bell joined anthology co-editor Andrea McArdle for a wide-ranging conversation about race, crime, law, direct action, and a pedagogy for a new generation of lawyer-activists. He discusses police brutality in a broader economic and political context, keeping the focus on how police violence is connected to, and a symptom of, pernicious thinking about race that persists in political and social structures.

Keywords: public order, policing, police brutality, criminal law, criminal justice, race and the law, legal education, zero tolerance policing, quality of life policing, broken windows theory

JEL Classification: K14, K42

Suggested Citation

McArdle, Andrea L., An Interview with Derrick Bell: Reflections on Race, Crime, and Legal Activism (April 1, 2001). ZERO TOLERANCE: QUALITY OF LIFE AND THE NEW POLICE BRUTALITY IN NEW YORK CITY, NYU Press, 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1162895

Andrea L. McArdle (Contact Author)

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