Police Attitudes Toward Abuse of Authority : Findings From a National Study

  title={Police Attitudes Toward Abuse of Authority : Findings From a National Study},
  author={Rosann Greenspan and Edwin Hamilton and Hubert Williams and Kellie A. Bryant},
Foundation—a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., that seeks to improve policing in America through research— surveyed a representative national sample of American police officers to explore their attitudes on the abuse of authority by police (see “Study Methodology”). The survey sought to determine whether officers view abuse of authority as an inevitable byproduct of increased efforts to control crime and disorder. It also asked what forms of abuse exist, how common abuse of authority… CONTINUE READING

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