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The Factors that Motivate Law Enforcement's Use of Force: A Systematic Review.

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Cowell, M; Corsi, C; Johnson, T; Brinkley-Rubinstein, L
Published in: Am J Community Psychol
March 2021

Media attention relevant to law enforcement use of force in the last decade finally alerted the scientific community to the need for more research regarding law enforcement discretion and decision making. The purpose of this study was to synthesize the existing literature to explore the motivating factors for law enforcement use of force. This study will utilize a social-ecological framework to systematically examine factors that impact officer decisions to use force at the individual and community levels. The paper includes recommendations for research and practice through an equity lens that highlights the disparate use of force against men of color in particular. Interventions, trainings, education, and research to stop the promotion of perceived safety over justice will be highlighted.

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Published In

Am J Community Psychol

DOI

EISSN

1573-2770

Publication Date

March 2021

Volume

67

Issue

1-2

Start / End Page

142 / 151

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Justice
  • Public Health
  • Police
  • Male
  • Law Enforcement
  • Humans
  • 5205 Social and personality psychology
  • 5203 Clinical and health psychology
  • 5201 Applied and developmental psychology
  • 1701 Psychology
 

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Cowell, M., Corsi, C., Johnson, T., & Brinkley-Rubinstein, L. (2021). The Factors that Motivate Law Enforcement's Use of Force: A Systematic Review. Am J Community Psychol, 67(1–2), 142–151. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12460
Cowell, Mariah, Christopher Corsi, Terence Johnson, and Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein. “The Factors that Motivate Law Enforcement's Use of Force: A Systematic Review.Am J Community Psychol 67, no. 1–2 (March 2021): 142–51. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12460.
Cowell M, Corsi C, Johnson T, Brinkley-Rubinstein L. The Factors that Motivate Law Enforcement's Use of Force: A Systematic Review. Am J Community Psychol. 2021 Mar;67(1–2):142–51.
Cowell, Mariah, et al. “The Factors that Motivate Law Enforcement's Use of Force: A Systematic Review.Am J Community Psychol, vol. 67, no. 1–2, Mar. 2021, pp. 142–51. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/ajcp.12460.
Cowell M, Corsi C, Johnson T, Brinkley-Rubinstein L. The Factors that Motivate Law Enforcement's Use of Force: A Systematic Review. Am J Community Psychol. 2021 Mar;67(1–2):142–151.
Journal cover image

Published In

Am J Community Psychol

DOI

EISSN

1573-2770

Publication Date

March 2021

Volume

67

Issue

1-2

Start / End Page

142 / 151

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Justice
  • Public Health
  • Police
  • Male
  • Law Enforcement
  • Humans
  • 5205 Social and personality psychology
  • 5203 Clinical and health psychology
  • 5201 Applied and developmental psychology
  • 1701 Psychology