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Race, gender, and motivation for becoming a police officer: Implications for building a representative police department
Police departments have come under increasing pressure from community groups, professional organizations, and their constituents to hire more female and minority officers. Although prior researchExpand
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Do Drug Courts Work? Getting inside the Drug Court Black Box
This article argues that evaluation of drug courts will benefit not only from an organizing typology (Goldkamp, 1999a, 2000) that focuses research on the critical structural elements of the drugExpand
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Motivations for becoming a police officer: Re-assessing officer attitudes and job satisfaction after six years on the street☆
Few studies had examined the stability of motivations for becoming a police officer over time, especially among minority and female officers. Moreover, research had not explored the links betweenExpand
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The potential for violence in arrests of persons with mental illness
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to determine whether police use of force and suspect resistance are more likely to occur in arrest encounters involving suspects with mental health problems.Expand
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A Hero’s Welcome? Exploring the Prevalence and Problems of Military Veterans in the Arrestee Population
The potential for veterans to end up in the criminal justice system as a result of physical and psychological problems that may be combat‐related has generated much interest, illustrated mostExpand
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Officer Perceptions of Body-Worn Cameras Before and After Deployment
Over the past few years, several events have highlighted the strained relationship between the police and residents in many communities. Police officer body-worn cameras (BWCs) have been advocated asExpand
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Controlling Police Decisions to Use Deadly Force: Reexamining the Importance of Administrative Policy
Prior research has sought to identify appropriate mechanisms that can effectively control police officers' decisions to use deadly force. Using data from Philadelphia for a period of more than twoExpand
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Exploring the Use of DNA Evidence in Homicide Investigations
Since the 1960s there has been a consistent gradual decline in national homicide clearance rates and the trend continued throughout the 1990s and into the 21st century, despite the development of DNAExpand
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The TASER as a Less Lethal Force Alternative
Despite its adoption by more than 8,000 law enforcement agencies in the United States and abroad, there is little empirical research examining use of the TASER by police officers. This articleExpand
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Context and change: The evolution of pioneering drug courts in portland and las vegas (1991–1998)
Drug courts in the United States are still relatively young, but they have proliferated dramatically since the first innovation in Miami in 1989. Research focusing on drug courts is now beginning toExpand
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