The Relationship Between Arrestee Deference Levels and Arrestee Injury: Police Use of Force Explained Differently

William Pizio, University at Albany

ABSTRACT
Research examining the causes of police use of force has been plagued with the complicated definitional issues related to operationalizing use of force as a dependent variable where the officer actions are in question. This research utilizes injury to arrestees as a result of police use of force as a dependent variable and hypothesizes that low levels of deference lead to higher levels of injury.

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