Police Use Of Force: Does Gender Make A Difference

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Title: Police Use Of Force: Does Gender Make A Difference
Author: Sandifer, Lorene
Abstract: This study addresses the perception of the use of force and some differences that exist between males and females within law enforcement . A survey was distributed to five average sized police departments across the United States to survey the perceptions of the men and women in blue . The hypothesis is that women officers use less force to successfully accomplish the same desired outcomes in police /citizen contacts . At the time of this study , there have been no formal surveys on this subject . The survey response rate was 50 % and the responses were tabulated to determine officers' perceptions on the use of force . Many other surveys and articles were reviewed in order to present a true picture of the reality of the force that law enforcement officers use . A survey was conducted in order to contribute to the body of knowledge concerning police use of force , and the differences occurring between genders .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /18
Date: 2007-08-23


Police Use Of Force: Does Gender Make A Difference. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /18 .

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