Police Education, Experience, and the Use of Force

  title={Police Education, Experience, and the Use of Force},
  author={Eugene A. Paoline and William Terrill},
  journal={Criminal Justice and Behavior},
  pages={179 - 196}
Police researchers have devoted a considerable amount of empirical attention to testing the impact college education has on police performance. The counterargument to the education debate is that experience, in learning the police craft, is what contributes to differences in performance. The current study adds to both lines of research by examining the impact of education and experience on one of the core features of the police role: the use of coercion. The findings indicate that varying… Expand

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