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NCJ Number: 176330 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Use of Force by Police: Overview of National and Local Data
Series: NIJ Research Report
Author(s): Kenneth Adams; Geoffrey P. Alpert; Roger G. Dunham; Joel H. Garner; Lawrence A. Greenfeld; Mark A. Henriquez; Patrick A. Langan; Christopher D. Maxwell; Steven K. Smith
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 88
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
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Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=809 
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report examines police use of force.
Abstract: The report comprises six articles, beginning with an overview of what is known and not known about police use of force in an effort to help put the issue in perspective. The report also updates two national projects. One is designed to collect data on police-public contacts, including those involving police use of force, from a nationally representative sample of persons age 12 or older. The other seeks to encourage law enforcement agencies to anonymously and voluntarily submit use-of-force data to an International Association of Chiefs of Police national database for analysis. The report presents local-level information with use-of-force findings based on data acquired from nine police agencies. Those data include discussion of the concept of the “force factor," a measurement of police force incorporating officers’ actions relative to suspects’ physical resistance. Finally, it proposes a research agenda on police use of force, with special attention to issues of excessive force. Notes, figures, bibliography
Main Term(s): Police
Index Term(s): Data analysis; Data collections; Lawful use of force; Police department surveys; Police policies and procedures; Police research; Police use of deadly force; Police-citizen interactions; Research methods
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