How Suspect Race Affects Police Use of Force in an Interaction Over Time.

 

Racial stereotypes influence many peoples views on life in society today. This article takes an interesting observation of how differently police officers use force towards different races.  Police officers are often scrutinized in the media for their unfair treatment towards minorities compared to a white population and this study supports that statement. Surprisingly, over time during interactions between an officer and a suspect the researchers found more force was used toward the white suspects than the minority suspects.

Reference:

Kahn, Kimberly Barsamian, Joel S. Steele, Jean M. Mcmahon, and Greg Stewart. 2017. “How suspect race affects police use of force in an interaction over time.” Law and Human Behavior41(2):117–26.

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