Assessing the Impact of Administrative Policy on Use of Deadly Force by On- and Off-Duty Police

@article{White2000AssessingTI,
  title={Assessing the Impact of Administrative Policy on Use of Deadly Force by On- and Off-Duty Police},
  author={Michael D. White},
  journal={Evaluation Review},
  year={2000},
  volume={24},
  pages={295 - 318}
}
  • M. White
  • Published 1 June 2000
  • Law
  • Evaluation Review
Deadly force research typically does not distinguish between shootings by on-duty and off-duty police. This article uses Philadelphia police shooting data from two time periods (1970-1978 and 1987-1992) and a unique quasi-experimental design to examine the comparative effects upon on- and off-duty police shootings of an administrative policy that limited police shooting discretion but that did not address questions of police weapons carrying and access to firearms. The article draws important… 

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