College & Career Issues

Deadly Force: Police Use of Lethal Force in the United States

Abstract:

This article highlights the prevalence of police brutality and use of lethal force in the United States. It also discusses the United States lack of tracking instances of brutality. Suggestions are offered on how we can decrease the amount of instances of police brutality.

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Amnesty International

Published:

7/7/1905

Police Use of Force Policy Analysis

Abstract:

This policy analysis offers 10 categories of policy solutions that can be implemented to reduce the amount of police violence in America. This article also analyzes the likelihood of police force ending in the death of civilians.

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Campaign Zero

Author:

DeRay McKesson, Samuel Sinyangwe, Johnetta Elzie, and Brittany Packnett

Published:

7/8/1905

No Indictment for Police Officers in Fatal Portland Shooting

Abstract:

This article highlights an instance in police brutality where police officers fired 12 shots, killing a civilian. A grand jury found the cops justified in their actions. CAUTION: Sensitive Content

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The AP

Author:

Gillian Flaccus

Published:

7/10/1905

BAD CHICAGO COPS SPREAD THEIR MISCONDUCT LIKE A DISEASE

Abstract:

Police misconduct happens amongst tight-knit groups of police officers. There is data to prove that cops commit negative acts due to peer influence and due to lack of being reprimanded when committing smaller, less harmful acts.

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The Intercept and The Invisible Project

Author:

Rob Arthur

Published:

7/10/1905

Philadelphia Police Department Use of Force Policy

Abstract:

This policy shows that the level of force police officers are supposed to display should be equal to the offense of citizens. Using excessive force, to the point of killing, should be avoided.

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Philadelphia Police Department

Published:

7/2/1905

Risk of Being Killed by Police Use of Force

Abstract:

The likelihood of being killed by the police is measured based on social groups and identities (race, sex, and age). Young men of color, dying from police force is one of the highest likely causes of death. CAUTION: Sensitive Content

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PNAS- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Author:

Frank Edwards, Hedwig Lee, and Michael Esposito

Published:

8/20/2019

Police in Cleveland Accept Tough Standards on Force

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The city of Cleveland adopts policies to reduce the amount of excessive force police officers are allowed to use when detaining citizens. Cleveland began collecting data so it can track the use of excessive force.

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The New York Times *Limited Access

Author:

Mitch Smith and Matt Apuzzo

Published:

7/7/1905

Chief responds to Vallejo police brutality accusations in light of video

Abstract:

This ABC news article shows a video of a police officer punching an individual that he is trying to arrest. The news reporter interviews a Police Training Expert to understand their perspective on the situation.

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ABC News

Author:

Sergio Quintana

Published:

3/13/2017

Mapping Police Violence

Abstract:

This website provides graphs and statistics highlighting the prevalence of police brutality in America’s largest cities in 2015.

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Source:

Mapping Police Violence

Published:

7/7/1905