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Police Brutality

  • By: Vincent E. Henry
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

Police brutality, which can be loosely defined as the excessive, illegitimate, and/or illegal use of force by a police officer or a group of police officers upon one or more civilians, is a complex, difficult, and enduring social problem that has ...

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