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What were they thinking? Factors influencing police recruits’ decisions about force

Hine, Kelly; Porter, Louise; Westera, Nina; Alpert, Geroffrey; Allen, Andrea


Police officers are increasingly called upon to explain and defend their behaviour towards citizens, particularly where force is used. While there is a well-established body of research on factors that are associated with the use of police force, little is known about whether officers are actually considering these factors when making force decisions. This study takes a naturalistic decision-making approach to examine police decisions in the interactive and dynamic environment of police...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-01-30
Type: Journal article
Source: Policy and Society
DOI: 10.1080/10439463.2018.1432612


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