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6/2/11 1 Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice University of South Carolina Click to edit Master subtitle style Force & Coercion
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6/2/11 2 Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice University of South Carolina Ø Police – public interactions Ø Use of force (UOF) » training » police culture » types of UOF conflicts Ø Inappropriate use of force » types of inappropriate force » frequency of misuse of force » deadly force & other miscellaneous issues
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6/2/11 3 Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice University of South Carolina Ø UOF is central to police role » The capacity & authority to use force is a defining characteristic of police (Bittner, 1970). Ø Two key questions… » 1) What do we mean by “force?” » 2) How often do police use force?
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6/2/11 4 Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice University of South Carolina Definitions of Force Ø _____________- force likely to cause serious physical injury or death Ø _____________- Force which is unlikely, when properly used, to result in serious physical injury or death » vs. less “then” lethal force or “non-lethal” force
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6/2/11 5 Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice University of South Carolina Definitions of Force Ø ___________________- situations in which more force is used than is allowable when judged in terms of administrative or professional guidelines or legal standards (Adams, 1999) » More force than justified to effect a legitimate police function (Mackey, 1977)
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6/2/11 6 Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice University of South Carolina Ø __________________- High rates of force suggesting police are using force too freely (Adams, 1999) » relative comparisons among police agencies, but no established criteria for judgment
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6/2/11 7 Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice University of South Carolina Other UOF Terms Ø _______________ - violations of principle of last resort (Adams, 1999) » i.e., more force than is necessary to overcome resistance Ø ___________ - violation of administrative procedure Ø ___________ - instances of serious physical or psychological harm to civilians, with an emphasis on cruelty or savageness; no standardized meaning (Adams, 1999).
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6/2/11 8 Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice University of South Carolina UOF Continua Ø Police trained to use force, from lowest to highest, depending on level of suspect resistance » Most PDs use a guide or ‘ UOF continuum’
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6/2/11 9 Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice University of South Carolina Levels of Force (officer) Ø Officer presence Ø Ø Soft hands Ø Hard ‘hands’ Ø Intermediate weapons Ø Deadly force
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course CRJU 311 taught by Professor Kaminski during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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