Understanding Police Use of Force PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Understanding Police Use of Force free pdf Whenever police officers come into contact with citizens there is a chance that the encounter will digress to one in which force is used on a suspect. Fortunately, most police activities do not involve the use of force. But those that do reflect important patterns of interaction between the officer and the citizen. This book examines those patterns. It begins with a brief survey of prior research, and then goes on to present new data and findings. Among the new data are the force factor applied - that is, the level of force used relative to suspect resistance - and data on the sequential order of incidents of force. The authors also examine police use of force from the suspect's perspective. In analyzing this data they put forward a new conceptual framework, the Authority Maintenance Theory, for examining and assessing police use of force.

About Geoffrey P. Alpert

Dr Geoffrey P. Alpert received his Ph.D. from Washington State University. For more than twenty years he has specialized in research on high-risk police activities. His work includes police use of force, deadly force, emergency and pursuit driving, racial profiling, police decision-making, early warning systems and the impact of performance measures. Dr Alpert has been awarded numerous research grants from the United States Department of Justice and other governmental funding agencies. He has also worked directly with police departments by assisting with policy development and officer training and he has worked with agencies in Canada, England, France and the United States. Dr Alpert has written more than fifteen books and one hundred research articles. He has been interviewed on the leading television news broadcasts in England and the United States. Dr. Roger G. Dunham is Professor and Associate Chair of Sociology at the University of Miami, Florida. His research focuses on the social control of deviance and crime, including police decision-making with respect to use of force, pursuits, and racial profiling. He has co-authored four books on policing with Geoffrey Alpert and has published over fifty professional papers and chapters. Recent co-authored books include, Critical Issues in Policing, 4th edition (2001)- Policing Urban America, 3rd edition (1997), and Crime and Justice in America, 2nd Edition (2002). In addition, he has co-authored several research monographs with the Police Executive Research Forum, including Police Pursuits: What We Know (2000) and The Force Factor: Measuring Police Use of Force Relative to Suspect Resistance (1997).

Details Book

Author : Geoffrey P. Alpert
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 16 August 2004
ISBN : 0521837731
EAN : 9780521837736
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 202 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Understanding Police Use of Force



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Police Stories free pdfPolice Stories

    In the first half of nineteenth century France was characterized by extraordinary regional and linguistic diversity but the state increasingly became a central force in the lives of its citizens. One way that it did so was through its police force..


  • Bobby on the Beat free pdfBobby on the Beat

    Bob Dixon spent years 'on the Beat' as a police constable in the Metropolitan Police Force in the early 1960s. witnessing all manner of incidents. from the serious to the ludicrous..


  • Matt Gunther: Probable Cause free pdfMatt Gunther: Probable Cause

    This is a story of an ongoing journey. visiting intimately an underground world where the lines between the police and the people they are en forcing are blurred into one. During a ten year investigation embedded into the police force of Newark..


  • State of War: Net Force 07 free pdfState of War: Net Force 07

    With minor viruses eat away at the Net Force computers and a sudden rash of time-consuming lawsuits. the tech department is kept hopping. No one in Net Force has a moment to spare..


  • The Decisive Campaigns of the Desert Air Force 1942 - 1945 free pdfThe Decisive Campaigns of the Desert Air Force 1942 - 1945

    Compared to the RAF's Fighter and Bomber Commands. the Desert Air Force (DAF) is far less well known. yet its achievements were spectacular. DAF led the way in North Africa and Italy in pioneering new tactics in close Army-Air Force co-operation on the battlefield..


  • Understanding Police Use of Force free pdfUnderstanding Police Use of Force

    . Whenever police officers come into contact with citizens there is a chance that the encounter will digress to one in which force is used on a suspect. Fortunately, most police activities do not invo