The Los Angeles riots in the Spring of 1992 were among the most violent and destructive events in twentieth-century urban America. This collection of original essays by leading urban experts offers the first comprehensive analysis of the unrest that took place after a jury acquitted the police officers who were accused of using excessive force in t
Table of Contents
Introduction -- A Riot of Color: The Demographic Setting -- Los Angeles Coalition Politics -- The Rodney King Beating Verdicts -- Public Opinion Before and After a Spring of Discontent1 -- A Profile of Those Arrested -- Property Damage and Violence: A Collective Behavior Analysis -- Black-Korean Conflict -- Community Coalition-Building -- Urban Rioting in Los Angeles: A Comparison of 1965 with 1992
Edgar W. Butler is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside. He holds a BA in Social Science, and a Ph.D. as well. He is the author and editor of numerous books and scientific papers on related subjects. James B. Pick is professor and former chair of the department of management and business at the University of Redlands. W. James Hettrick is the director of information systems for the City of Loma Linda, California, and the president/ceo of Information Systems Management Solutions, Inc. located in Redlands, California.