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Understanding police use of force : officers, suspects, and reciprocity

Author: Geoffrey P Alpert; Roger G Dunham
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Cambridge studies in criminology (Cambridge University Press)
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'Understanding Police Use of Force' examines the patterns of interaction between the officer & the citizen that lead to police use of force. The authors put forward a new conceptual framework, the Authority Maintenance Theory, for examining & assessing police use of force.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey P Alpert; Roger G Dunham
ISBN: 0521837731 9780521837736 0521546753 9780521546751
OCLC Number: 53919237
Description: x, 191 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the context of police use of force --
Police use of force : the history of research --
The crucial element : finding research sites --
Findings from Miami-Dade Police Department study --
The sequential steps in use-of-force incidents in the Miami-Dade Police Department --
Miami-Dade Police Department : inconsistencies between officer and suspect accounts of the use of force --
Findings from Prince George's County Police Department --
Findings and summary --
Explaining police use of force : the breakdown of an authority maintenance ritual.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in criminology (Cambridge University Press)
Responsibility: Geoffrey P. Alpert, Roger G. Dunham.
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'This book is a valuable resource. The contents could well be useful for officers, instructors and policy makers as well as academics ...'. British Journal of Sociology

 
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