Understanding Police Use of Force

Understanding Police Use of Force

Officers, Suspects, and Reciprocity

Book - 2004
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Although most police activities do not involve the use of force, those that do reflect important patterns of interaction between officer and citizen. After a brief survey of prior research, this study presents new data and findings to examine these patterns. The force factor applied and the sequential order of incidents of force is included in the analysis. The authors also examine police use of force from the suspect's perspective, and create a new conceptual framework, the Authority Maintenance Theory, for examining and assessing police use of force.
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
ISBN: 9780521837736
Branch Call Number: HV8080.A6 U53 2004
Characteristics: p. ; cm
Additional Contributors: Alpert, Geoffrey P.
Dunham, Roger G.

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