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NEIGHBORHOOD CONTEXT AND POLICE BEHAVIOR: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF THE FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE POLICE USE OF FORCE BEHAVIOR IN DISADVANTAGED NEIGHBORHOODS

dc.contributor.advisorMcGloin, Jeanen_US
dc.contributor.authorHudson, Jan Stephenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-06T06:49:38Z
dc.date.available2015-02-06T06:49:38Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2PG7B
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/16225
dc.description.abstractPrevious empirical research suggests that patrol officers' arrest and use of force behaviors are differentially distributed across neighborhood contexts. Using a qualitative interview approach, this exploratory study elaborates upon earlier findings by investigating if officers' use of force behavior (particularly on the verbal end of the force continuum) in a police-suspect encounter varies by neighborhood context in the small community of Plum Town. Specifically, this study attempts to provide a clearer understanding of the mechanisms through which officers interpret their beat and the extent to which certain neighborhood factors play a role in influencing their actions. In Plum Town, situational and individual level factors -in particular, the need for officer safety and previous police experience-- lead officers to lower their verbal use of force threshold and increasingly threaten arrest. However, the interviews suggest that, to some extent, these variables are rooted in and influenced by place.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleNEIGHBORHOOD CONTEXT AND POLICE BEHAVIOR: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF THE FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE POLICE USE OF FORCE BEHAVIOR IN DISADVANTAGED NEIGHBORHOODSen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCriminology and Criminal Justiceen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledCriminologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledSociologyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCoercive Threatsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledNeighborhood Contexten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPolice Behavioren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPolicingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledThreat of Arresten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledUse of Forceen_US


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