Police, Force and Race Research Paper by The Research Group

Police, Force and Race
This paper examines the role that race plays in the police use of force.
# 72047 | 5,650 words | 13 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in African-American Studies (General) , Criminology (General)

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The paper explores the role of race in police use of force. The paper explains what is necessary force vs. excessive force and discusses the conditions under which excessive force is permissible. The paper also discusses police attitudes toward African Americans and other minorities.

From the Paper:

"Few people would argue about the statement that police officers have a tough job. Law enforcement officers must deal with some of the worst problems in our society. Police also have a significant amount of discretion and power which some abuse. Critics of police abuse suggest that one of the most effective tools for dealing with police abuse of power is the existence of an independent watchdog agency empowered to handle citizen complaints and armed with enough power to publish its findings and enforce its recommendations."

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