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Police shootings and citizen behavior

James P. McElvain

Police shootings and citizen behavior

by James P. McElvain

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Published by LFB Scholarly Pub. in El Paso, Tex .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Police shootings -- United States,
  • Police training -- United States,
  • Police-community relations -- United States,
  • Criminal investigation -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJames P. McElvain.
    SeriesCriminal justice : recent scholarship
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV8143 .M34 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17051388M
    ISBN 109781593322984
    LC Control Number2008034681

    Police use of force bears on central matters of political science, including equality of citizen treatment by government. In light of recent high-profile officer-involved shootings (OIS) that resulted in civilian deaths, we assess whether, conditional on a shooting, a civilian’s race predicts fatality during police-civilian interactions. We combine Los Angeles data on OIS with a novel Cited by: 1.   behavior before police – citizen interactions escalate in a negative direction. Finally, the. JUSTICE QUARTERLY 7. results of a randomized controlled trial involving 2, Metropolitan Police.

      A typical fatal police shooting occurs when there is the potential for imminent death to an officer or other citizen. Almost 85 percent of police fatal shootings involve armed citizens. About this journal. Police Quarterly (PQ), peer-reviewed and published quarterly, is a scholarly journal that publishes empirical studies on issues related to policing. The only such journal published in North America, PQ seeks to publish both qualitative and quantitative police-related research that emphasizes policy-oriented research of interest to both practitioners and academics.

    This piece is the second installment of a guest-blog series by Heather Mac Donald for the Washington Post's The Volokh Conspiracy I am blogging about findings from my new book, “The War on Cops,” this week, following a series of assassinations and attempted assassinations of police officers. Yesterday, I argued that police shootings and other police activity do not evidence officer bias. In an analysis of national police-­shootings data from –14, for example, Cody T. Ross, a doctoral student in anthropology at the University of California, Davis, concluded there is "evidence of a significant bias in the killing of unarmed black Americans relative to unarmed white Americans.".


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Police shootings and citizen behavior by James P. McElvain Download PDF EPUB FB2

McElvain explores police shootings from a fresh perspective. Combining the theories of routine activities and social disinhibition, McElvain uses citizen behaviors (i.e., alcohol and/or drug intoxication, and prior arrests for violent criminal conduct) as contributory factors to officer-involved shootings.

McElvain explores police shootings from a fresh perspective. Combining the theories of routine activities and social disinhibition, McElvain uses citizen behaviors (i.e., alcohol and/or drug intoxication, and prior arrests for violent criminal conduct) as contributory factors to officer-involved shootings.

Prior research generally focused on Price Range: $ - $ ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: ix, pages: illustrations ; 23 cm. Contents: Police deadly force --Understanding police use of force --Research preceding strict limitations --Research following strict limitations --One department and its shootings --Alcohol, drugs, violent crimes, and police shootings --Examination of police shootings --Explaining.

Police shootings and citizen behavior / James P. McElvain. Format Book Published El Paso: LFB Scholarly Pub., Description ix, p.: ill.

; 23 cm. Uniform series Criminal justice (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC) Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index. Contents. Police Shootings and Citizen Behavior James P. McElvain ISBN / Hardcover Dimensions: x / x, pages. Police Shootings And Citizen Behavior available in Hardcover.

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Specific topics addressed include the functions of police in modern society, the militarization of the police force, police legitimacy, and police shootings and citizen behavior. Police in American Society is well-suited for undergraduate courses in sociology, criminal justice, and criminology, especially those that address police and citizen 5/5(1).

For example, Donald Black and Albert Reiss () posited that police action is influenced by a citizen's "sanctioning capacity," which is, in turn, a function of the citizen's status--both social (gender, age, race, class) and situational (as complain- ant, suspect, witness, etc.)--and by the citizen's "subversive capability," that is, the.

Fatal shootings by police are the rare outcomes of the millions of encounters between police officers and the public. Despite the unpredictable events that lead to the shootings. Policing behavior is not simply a function of enforcing a law.

Only % of all calls for service involve actual crimes. Police priorities are significantly shaped by community needs.

Police support departmental regulations on enforcing specific crimes such as graffiti, littering, noise complaints. Buy Police Shootings and Citizen Behavior by James P. McElvain from Waterstones today. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £   Make no mistake, whereas these shootings of unarmed individuals by what Slate terms “trigger happy” cops used to take place primarily in big cities, that militarized, urban warfare mindset among police has spread to small-town America.

No longer is this just a problem for immigrants, or people of color, or lower income communities, or young. Book (Hardbound) Language: English: Country: United States of America: Annotation: This study investigates officer-involved shooting from the perspective of the citizen.

Abstract: Chapter 1 introduces the concept of police use of force. Chapters 2, 3, and 4 provide a detailed review of the previous literature regarding police use of force.

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'By focusing on every traffic stop in the state of North Carolina from toSuspect Citizens provides unassailable evidence of racial bias in routine police-citizen interactions.

This book represents a monumental scholarly accomplishment that may also lead to important public policy reforms.'Cited by: 6.

The title of UC Berkeley criminologist Franklin Zimring’s book, When Police Kill, released by Harvard University Press this week, is as stark as its mission is simple: to conduct a comprehensive study of police use of lethal force in the United States. It’s a worthy task, given how little was known about police violence when it became a national crisis with the killing of Michael Brown in.

James P. Mcelvain is the author of Police Shootings And Citizen Behavior ( avg rating, 0 ratings, 0 reviews, published ). The SHOT database demonstrates how a national database on police shootings can be used by researchers and police executives to develop a data-driven policy decision on the use of force practice.

It could potentially provide answers to different questions concerning descriptive, inferential, incident-cause analysis, target, and geospatial : Hasan Arslan. As research on the psychological impact of police shootings makes clear, the perception that the police pose a threat is a salient issue for African Americans (Bor et al., ; Desmond.

police (e.g., citizen-initiated contacts and police-initiated contacts). This study goes be-yond the influence of individuals’ demographic characteristics and citizen interaction with the police on attitudes toward the police; it includes the influence of police behavior as a main determinant of attitudes toward the police.

As was the case inThe Post found that a disproportionate number of those killed in police-related shootings in were black, whether or not the victims were armed.“When police officers used deadly force during an encounter with an unarmed citizen, they were, in fact, facing an imminent threat of death or serious bodily injury to themselves or a third.In a police-citizen encounter, necessary force is the amount of force required to control a given situation so as to preserve the life and maintain the safety of police officers or vulnerable.