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Adam Plantinga Book Signing

Police Craft

Saturday, March 2nd, 3pm-5pm

640 Clovis Ave.

Clovis, CA
A veteran police officer gives his thoughtful, balanced views on police shootings, racial profiling, community relations, and every other aspect of policing in Police Craft: What Cops Know About Crime, Community and Violence.
Written by Adam Plantinga, the author of the acclaimed 400 Things Cops Know, Police Craft is a thought-provoking and revelatory examination of policing in America, as seen by a working police officer.
Plantinga, a police officer for 17 years and a serving sergeant with the San Francisco Police Department, gives an inside view of the police officer’s job, from handling evidence and conducting interrogations to coping with danger, violence, and death.
Police Craft explores a wide range of topics related to police work, from the techniques of policing to the culture of the profession, the sociology of crime and criminals, and the psychological toll on police officers.
Not hesitating to confront controversial issues, Plantinga presents a police officer’s views on police shootings, racial profiling, and relationships between police and the community — and offers reasoned proposals on what the police and the public can do better.
Hard-boiled, humorous, and compassionate, Plantinga wrestles with the complexities and contradictions of a job he loves in which he witnesses so much suffering. Transcending today’s strident pro-cop/anti-cop rhetoric, Police Craft will give every reader a greater respect for the police and greater understanding of the job they do.
Audience: True crime and mystery readers, readers interested in police work, readers interested in current events and public policy related to policing, and active, retired and aspiring police officers.

Book Launch

Friday, March 22nd, 7pm-9pm.

Spectrum Gallery

608 E Olive Ave, Fresno, CA 93728

STEVE DZERIGIAN began using a camera in his youth, exploring the nearby landscape. Photography became a means for interacting with the world, for discovery and communication; pursuing and teaching the medium became his life’s work. He instructed field workshops for the University of California, Santa Cruz Extension from 1977 through 2007. From 1984 to 1990, he was an assistant instructor and one-time director for The Ansel Adams Gallery Photography Workshop in Yosemite. In 2002, he served as a co-coordinator for the “Ansel Adams Centennial Symposium in Yosemite: Edges and Intersections, The Evolution of Change.” Devoted to facilitating art and education
in Central California for the last forty years, Dzerigian has served as a curator, juror, and consultant for many exhibitions, competitions, and media events, in addition to teaching photography full-time at Fresno City College. In 1980, he gathered charter members to create the local Spectrum Art Gallery, one of the longest running, nonprofit cooperative galleries in the United States. In numerous one-person and group exhibitions, as well as publications, Steve Dzerigian’s works have been seen throughout the country.

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