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Examining the Relationship Between Agency Size and Aggression During Police-Citizen Encounters

Abstract Prior ethnographic research has found some relatively consistent factors that influence an officer’s use of force (e.g., organizational and suspect and officer characteristics). However, very little research has explored the effect department size in and of itself may have on force displayed during a police/citizen encounter. This study used data from the 2010 – 2013 Arizona Arrestee Reporting Information Network (AARIN) to examine the relationship between departmental size and officer use of force. Participants in this data collection cycle were limited to adult male and female arrestees (N = 2,273). AARIN personnel conducted confidential interviews and used a Police-Contact Addendum to document the type of forced employed by police during... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Galvin-White, Christine Marie (Author) / Wallace, Danielle (Advisor) / White, Michael D. (Committee member) / Fradella, Hank F. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology / Organizational behavior / Social research / AARIN / Police / Police Agencies / Police Department / Suspect Resistance / Use of Force
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 56 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Criminology and Criminal Justice 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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