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Title: Death on Patrol: Felonious Homicides of American Police Officers
Author(s): L A Fridell; A M Pate
Corporate Author: Police Foundation
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 552
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Police Foundation
Washington, DC 20036
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 91-IJ-CX-K025
Sale Source: Police Foundation
1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Document: PDF
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report summarizes data drawn from FBI Uniform Crime Reports and academic literature regarding trends in police killings.
Abstract: Three chapters discuss the empirical findings of the present study. One chapter focuses on trends in the number and rates of felonious killings by agency type and size and attempts to explain differences in agencies. The report includes an analysis of all incidents in which police officers were killed in the United States and its territories between 1983 and 1992, highlighting the context and circumstances of the incidents, as well as the actions of officers and their assailants. Finally, the report contains results of an agency survey regarding policies, practices, and the effectiveness of police wearing soft body armor. 239 tables, 7 figures, 101 references, and 3 appendixes
Main Term(s): Police deaths
Index Term(s): Assaults on police; Body armor/Personal protective equipment
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