Police Use of Excessive Force in Disorganized Neighborhoods

Police Use of Excessive Force in Disorganized Neighborhoods

A Social Disorganization Perspective

eBook - 2011
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Hays examines how residents of socially disorganized neighborhoods become the victims of both criminals and rogue police officers. Following from theories of social disorganization and collective efficacy, Hays proposes a new theory for predicting police use of force. He argues that as neighborhood poverty, racial/ethnic differences, and residential mobility increase, it becomes more difficult for residents to know each other, to trust each other, and to help each other defend their neighborhoods from criminals and from rogue police officers. Using data from the Project on Human Development in.
Publisher: El Paso : LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC, 2011
ISBN: 9781593326692
Characteristics: 1 online resource (191 pages)


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