Alex S. Vitale is Associate Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College. Before joining academia he was on the staff of the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness. He is the author of City of Disorder: How the Quality of Life Campaign Transformed New York Politics. He consults with both police departments and human rights organizations internationally, is Senior Policy Advisor to the Police Reform Organizing Project in New York City, and is on the New York State Advisory Committee of the US Commission on Civil Rights. He has written recent pieces in the New York Daily News, The Nation, and The New Republic.
"Offers a convincing argument that the traditional roles played by police forces have been largely counter-productive." - Morning Star "A welcome challenge to reformist thinking and a powerful argument against social and economic injustice, inequality and racism" - LSE Review of Books ""A compelling critique of modern policing." - Peter Stauber, Counterfire