"When Police Kill is the first comprehensive analysis of police use of lethal force in the United States. The first seven chapters of this volume provide a summary and analysis of the known facts about killings by police. Who dies from police gunfire? What circumstances provoke police to shoot? Why is the death rate from shootings by police so high? The final five chapters of the book provide an account of how federal, state and local governments can reduce killings by police without risking the lives of police officers." --from Melvyl catalog.