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Police Use of Force

  • By: David R. Champion
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Police officers act as agents of social control in a society. As such, one of their most readily distinguishing characteristics is their lawful authorization to use coercive force during the conduct of their duties. While a society gives law enforcement officers ...

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