Title

Police misconduct and minority citizens: Exploring key issues

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1999

Keywords

Police misconduct, minority citizens, police performance, excessive force

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1080/1478601X.1999.9959530

Abstract

This manuscript provides a review of the literature concerning key issues associated with acts of police misconduct and minority citizens in the United States. First, the issue of what types of behaviors are defined as ‘police misconduct’ is explored. Second, the level of police misconduct is discussed. Finally, the question of whether or not minority citizens are targeted for harassment and abuse is addressed.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Criminal Justice Studies, v. 12, issue 1, p. 65-82

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