Title

The Politics of Misconduct: How the Social Sciences Improve Our Understanding

Document Type

Research Paper

Publication Date

2011

Keywords

Law enforcement, police brutality, police misconduct, correlation

Abstract

Why does police misconduct happen in the U.S.? Previous research on this topic has focused on individual traits of law enforcement officers to offer psychological explanations; however, little research has looked at broader aspects. Using data collected on all cases of police misconduct in the U.S. in 2009, several social, demographic, and economic factors are examined and tested for their correlative impact.

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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