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NCJ Number: 200042 Find in a Library
Title: Police Vehicular Pursuits: An Overview of Research and Legal Conceptualizations for Police Administrators
Journal: Criminal Justice Policy Review  Volume:14  Issue:1  Dated:March 2003  Pages:75-95
Author(s): Wendy L. Hicks
Editor(s): Nanci Koser Wilson
Date Published: March 2003
Page Count: 21
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents a brief overview of police vehicle pursuits, specifically regarding scholarly research and legal considerations surrounding the viability of a national pursuit policy and the need for a comprehensive and effective policy.
Abstract: It is understood in the law enforcement field that a police officer’s actions in any pursuit will be closely scrutinized by administrators, as well as scholars researching those decisions made during a pursuit. Many studies have found that pursuits are an integral part of law enforcement, supported by officers and administrators. This article begins with an examination of prior scholarly research into police vehicular pursuits. In an effort to understand and appreciate the theoretical concepts of police policy, the article continues with a brief discussion of public policy. The article concludes with a brief legal analysis or synopsis of pursuit ramifications, offering an understanding of the many legal intricacies involved in police pursuits. It remains the responsibility of the policy writers and administrators to develop effective, efficient policy regarding police vehicular pursuits. The outcome to improved and effective policy development is the reduction of negative outcomes of police pursuits. References
Main Term(s): Police pursuit driving
Index Term(s): Arrest and apprehension; Hot pursuit; Police effectiveness; Police policy development; Police vehicular accidents; Research uses in policymaking
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