The Politics of Misconduct: How the Social Sciences Improve Our Understanding
Law enforcement, police brutality, police misconduct, correlation
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.
Intveld, Andrew, "The Politics of Misconduct: How the Social Sciences Improve Our Understanding" (2011). The Hoover Prize. 3.
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