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Evidence suggests the militarization of police forces leads to more civilian deaths

Lawson Jr., Edward (2018) Evidence suggests the militarization of police forces leads to more civilian deaths. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (05 Jul 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Why do some police officers resort to lethal force so quickly? In new research, Edward Lawson Jr finds that this growing tendency is closely linked to the increasing militarization of American law enforcement. A more militarized worldview, he writes, leads to police departments acquiring more military equipment and pushes officers towards the use of lethal force instead of other, potentially nonlethal, options.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2018/07/05/eviden...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author
Divisions: IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Research centres and groups > United States Centre
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2018 16:34
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 16:34
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91255

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