101 Police Accts of Normal Force

101 Police Accts of Normal Force - • Excuses – •...

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Page 1 of 2 Police Accounts of Normal Force How study described in this article differs from previous studies How police themselves classify and evaluate acts of force Legal – Normal – Excessive – Socialization of new officers re: use of force Academy vs. street socialization – Street standards for appropriate weapons – Informal sanctions for using too little force – Mechanics of the street socialization process –
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Page 2 of 2 Rationalizations for (“Accounts” of ) use of Normal Force:
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Unformatted text preview: • Excuses – • Justifications – 1. Situational – 2. Abstract – Street (informal) norms guiding use of Normal Force: • Norms that define the parameters of legitimate use of normal force – • Norms that define how peers are to respond when an officer is excessively brutal with a suspect – • Norms that define peer response to officers who are routinely brutal – • Norms that define sanctions to be applied to “problem” officers –...
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This note was uploaded on 09/03/2009 for the course SOC SOC 101 taught by Professor Whittacker during the Spring '09 term at ASU.

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