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Police use-of-force policies should be replaced by those based more closely on legal principles

Mourtgos, Scott M., Adams, Ian T. and Baty, Samuel R. (2021) Police use-of-force policies should be replaced by those based more closely on legal principles. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (19 Nov 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In the United States, many police forces determine how much force to use when dealing with suspects through a continuum which ranks different levels of force based on resistance. In new research which examines more than 700 use of force incidents in one city, Scott M. Mourtgos, Ian T. Adams and Samuel R. Baty find that there is very little difference in how police use less-lethal force, despite this apparent ranking. They argue that rather than using continuums to determine the level of force to use, US police forces should base their use of force on legal principles.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2022 09:54
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2022 09:54
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/113182

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