Controlling Police Decisions to Use Deadly Force: Reexamining the Importance of Administrative Policy

  title={Controlling Police Decisions to Use Deadly Force: Reexamining the Importance of Administrative Policy},
  author={Michael D. White},
  journal={Crime \& Delinquency},
  pages={131 - 151}
  • M. White
  • Published 1 January 2001
  • Law
  • Crime & Delinquency
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 two decades, this article employs interrupted time series analysis (ARIMA) to examine the impact of two changes in administrative policy on monthly levels of deadly force in Philadelphia. Findings support prior deadly force research suggesting that administrative policy can be an effective deadly force… 
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