Police Use of Improper Force: A Systematic Review of the Evidence

How often does a Police Officer use improper force and is there a commonality behind which officers are in these situations. This study goes over both of those topics as the researchers perform a systematic review on existing evidence of these police cases. The researchers found that there were common situation to where a officer used improper force and for these situations the suspects were either minorities or individuals under the influence.  Many of these officers who are caught in these instances are younger, inexperienced officers. Possibly more extensive and better quality training could be implemented to help this issue.

Reference:

Harris, Christopher J. 2009. “Police Use of Improper Force: A Systematic Review of the Evidence.” Victims & Offenders 4(1):25–41.

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